Henry Donates 50 Rifles to Benefit Parents of Pediatric Brain Cancer Victim

Danica Strong

Rice Lake, WI. –  July 28, 2022

Henry is donating a limited-edition series of 50 “Danica Strong” rifles to raise funds for the family of Danica Brianne Mulholland after a battle with pediatric brain cancer took her life at just twelve years old. All proceeds from the Guns For Great Causes campaign will be presented to the Mulholland family of Levittown, Pennsylvania, in memory of Danica to assist with any remaining medical and funeral expenses.

When most children would be opening presents on Christmas Day 2018, Danica was undergoing a CAT scan at her local hospital due to a worsening headache and nausea that alerted her parents about something being wrong. The results would change their lives forever when a 3cm lesion was found on Danica’s brain, leading to the official diagnosis of a grade IV medulloblastoma. Danica then underwent surgeries and a full course of treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) over the following three years.

Tragically, as Henry Repeating Arms began developing the “Danica Strong” rifles to help with the medical expenses associated with pediatric brain cancer, Danica succumbed to her illness. Even through her treatments, Danica’s kindness prevailed. In 2020, she made and donated thousands of homemade ear savers for healthcare professionals and fellow cancer patients in the Philadelphia area. Danica had an artistic, creative eye and wanted to be a makeup artist when she grew up. She was also a natural at archery and loved spending time at the shooting range.

“It brings tears of joy to us that Henry is honoring the memory of our precious Danica with such a beautiful rifle. The detail in the artwork capturing Danica’s bumblebee pillow pet is astonishing,” says Danica’s father, John Mulholland. “Those close to her know that bumblebee brought great comfort during her difficult journey. We are sure Danica is smiling ear to ear, looking down at all this.”

Danica Strong rifle buttstockHenry Repeating Arms CEO & Founder Anthony Imperato says, “My heart is broken for Danica’s parents and sister. We knew we needed to proceed with this special edition despite the tragic news of her passing, so my hope is the funds raised will give the family one less thing to worry about.” He continues, “Danica’s memory is going to live on through these rifles, and while she never got to see the final design, I hope that she is looking down on all of us with that big smile of hers.”

The Henry “Danica Strong” Golden Boy .22 S/L/LR lever action rifle features a design that is intricately engraved and painted by hand, depicting the “Danica Strong” tagline and a stuffed bumblebee companion that followed her throughout her battle. The flower petals on the wind represent the freedom and relief she now has from her ailments. The gray and gold ribbon recognizes the symbol of childhood brain cancer awareness. Baron Engraving of Trumbull, Connecticut, donated each rifle’s artwork, engraving, and hand painting. The rest of the rifle follows suit with Henry’s award-winning Golden Boy platform, including a polished blued steel octagon barrel, genuine American walnut furniture, and fully adjustable sights.

Danica Strong

Danica Brianna Mulholland of Levittown, Pennsylvania passed away earlier this year after a battle with pediatric brain cancer lasting over 3 years.

To learn more about the Danica Strong Guns For Great Causes campaign or to purchase one of the limited-edition rifles, visit henryusa.com/danicastrong. In addition, the first and last rifles of the series are up for auction on Gunbroker.com, item #941051379 and item #941054771. The online auctions close on August 10th at 9:00 PM Eastern.

 

VFW Check Presentation

Henry Repeating Arms President Andy Wickstrom (L) presented a donation in the amount of $50,000 to VFW Commander-In-Chief Matthew M. “Fritz” Mihelcic (R) at the 123rd VFW National Convention on July 20, 2022.

Kansas City, Mo. –  July 21, 2022

As part of a $1,000,000 charitable pledge in honor of Henry Repeating Arms’ 25th anniversary, company president Andy Wickstrom presented a $50,000 check to Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander-In-Chief Matthew M. “Fritz” Mihelcic during Wednesday’s proceedings at the 123rd VFW National Convention in Kansas City.

“Henry Repeating Arms has been a longtime supporter of organizations that take care of our veterans, and no one does that better than the VFW,” says Wickstrom while addressing the crowd. In late 2016 Henry Repeating Arms partnered with the VFW to establish a fundraising program that would raise money on a national level and offer individual posts the opportunity to enhance their fundraising efforts. Other direct monetary contributions to the organization now total more than $150,000. Wickstrom continues, “We believe in the VFW’s mission and vision and respect its extraordinary accomplishments.”

Henry Repeating Arms CEO and Founder Anthony Imperato’s landmark Silver Anniversary pledge distributes under the company’s Guns For Great Causes banner, a philanthropic arm benefitting a wide variety of charities and non-profits, including children’s hospitals, organizations supporting military veterans, first responders, law enforcement, wildlife conservation, hunting and shooting sports education, and Second Amendment advocacy groups. A limited-edition Golden Boy Silver Anniversary edition rifle will be available online in the coming weeks, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the charities supported by the Guns For Great Causes campaign. To be notified when this limited-edition rifle becomes available, visit Henry Repeating Arms online and sign up for the email newsletter.

Henry CEO & Founder Anthony Imperato Presents $50,000 Donation

Towers to Tunnels check

Henry CEO & Founder Anthony Imperato (left) presenting Tunnel to Towers Foundation CEO & Chairman Frank Siller (right) with the first donation of Henry Repeating Arms’ $1,000,000 pledge.

 

Staten Island, N.Y.  –  June 28, 2022

In celebration of Henry Repeating Arms’ 25th anniversary, CEO and Founder Anthony Imperato recently presented a $50,000 check to Tunnel to Towers Foundation Chairman and CEO Frank Siller; the first donation of a $1,000,000 Silver Anniversary pledge to various charities through the company’s Guns For Great Causes program.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation was founded in December 2001 by the surviving siblings of Stephen Siller, a member of the New York City Fire Department whose heroic actions on September 11, 2001, resonate throughout the city and the country to this day. On his way to a golf outing with his brothers after working his shift with Brooklyn’s Squad 1, the World Trade Center’s North Tower was attacked, and Stephen answered his call of duty. After turning around to grab his gear and realizing he could not drive through the closed Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, Stephen strapped his equipment to his back, ran through the tunnel on foot, and ultimately laid down his life to save others. In honor of Stephen’s sacrifice, Tunnel to Towers pursues a mission of supporting the country’s first responders, military veterans, and their families with mortgage-free homes, having supplied over 450 to date.

Henry Repeating Arms, one of the country’s leading firearms manufacturers, will offer 1,000 unique Henry Golden Boy Silver Anniversary edition rifles for sale in the coming weeks. Sold exclusively online, 100% of the proceeds will benefit charities supported by the company’s Guns For Great Causes program – including sick children’s hospitals, military veterans, law enforcement and 1st responder organizations, wildlife conservation, hunting and shooting sports education and pro-Second Amendment endeavors. To be notified when this limited-edition rifle becomes available, visit henryusa.com and sign up for the email newsletter.

With a 4-Star Exceptional rating from Charity Navigator, donors can confidently give directly to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Visit t2t.org to make a one-time donation or extend the generosity with a monthly $11 contribution.

All Proceeds to Benefit Cody Firearms Museum

Silver Plated New Original Henry Rifle

RICE LAKE, Wis., May  17, 2022

There are few places in the country more impressive than The Cody Firearms Museum for history buffs and firearms enthusiasts. Located at The Buffalo Bill Center of the West, about 50 miles outside Yellowstone National Park, the world-class exhibits boast over 4,000 guns and 10,000 artifacts. To enhance and ensure the longevity of its collection with financial support that directly benefits the museum, The Cody Firearms Museum Collectors Series offers the opportunity to purchase limited-edition firearms inspired by the most prized pieces at the museum.

Together with Baron Engraving and Davidson’s Inc., Henry Repeating Arms is proud to announce the auction of the first gun in the third edition of the Cody Firearms Museum Collectors Series, a one-of-a-kind New Original Henry Rifle inspired by 19th-century master firearms engraver Louis D. Nimschke.

Using the style of one of America’s most famous engravers, Baron’s master hand engraver Robert Bunting proceeded to adorn the brass receiver with Nimschke’s signature American scrollwork combined with fine European detailing. In addition, the receiver was brilliantly polished, silver-plated, fitted with complementing nitre blued screws, and an exhibition grade American Walnut stock capped with a hand-engraved, silver-plated crescent buttplate. True to the 1860 patent, the New Original Henry Rifle features a blued one-piece octagonal barrel and magazine, a classic folding ladder rear sight, and a blade front sight. The rifle is chambered for .44-40 WCF with a 13-round capacity.

Until Flag Day, June 14, 2022, at 10 PM Mountain Time, the charitable auction is live on Gunbroker.com, item #932921142. For those attending the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston, Texas, the rifle will be displayed in Henry Repeating Arms’ booth with a custom heavyweight, hand-tooled leather scabbard included in the auction.

Silver Plated New Original Henry Rifle

The auction winner has the option to display the rifle in the museum for up to one year with personal recognition during that time for the loan of the rifle.

 

Miss Milah

RICE LAKE, WI, Mar. 15, 2022

Henry is pleased to announce that its donation of 55 custom rifles raised a total of $40,660 for 4-year-old Milah Schevenius of Decatur, Indiana. The funds will provide financial assistance for the medical expenses incurred throughout Milah’s kidney cancer treatments, including several surgeries and 42 weeks of chemo and radiation. Milah was diagnosed with bilateral Wilms’ Tumor, a rare occurrence affecting only 6% of Wilms’ tumor patients.

The “Miss Milah’s Miracle” campaign is the latest fundraising effort of Henry’s Guns For Great Causes program, a charitable branch of the company that focuses on providing support for sick children, children’s hospitals, military veterans organizations, and other non-profit groups. Each rifle in the limited-edition series features a colorful, childlike design unique to Milah’s personality engraved and hand-painted on the walnut buttstocks. All of the rifles sold out within 3 hours of the initial release announcement. In addition, the online auctions for the first and last serial numbers in the limited series ended at $5,850 and $4,600, respectively.

Miss Milah rifle

“I am in shock; this is just still so surreal,” said Keyara Schevenius, Milah’s mother, after learning how fast the rifles sold out. “I would never have imagined how big this would get when we first heard about what Henry was doing for Milah…our little girl is so loved!”

Anthony Imperato, Founder and CEO of Henry Repeating Arms, says, “We are so grateful to everyone that chooses to support Guns For Great Causes, from those who purchase a rifle to partners like Baron Engraving that donate their time and services.” Imperato continues, “To Milah and her family, I wish you continued strength and blessings on the road to remission. Sending you a big hug!”

Henry Repeating Arms made its first shipments in March of 1997. Twenty-five years later, it’s one of the country’s leading firearms manufacturers.

Anthony Imperato

Henry Repeating Arms Founder and CEO Anthony Imperato poses with a rack of finished lever action rifles in the company’s Bayonne, New Jersey facility.

 

RICE LAKE, WI, Mar. 1, 2022

Henry 25th AnniversaryHenry is proud to officially begin its landmark 25-year celebration as one of the country’s largest long gun manufacturers and the leading lever action maker.

Henry Repeating Arms Founder and CEO Anthony Imperato took his first step into gun making by taking out a home equity loan in 1993 to start the Colt Blackpowder Arms Company, which made historic Colt revolvers and muskets under license from Colt’s Manufacturing. Along with his father, Louis Imperato, the father-son duo leveraged decades of the family’s experience in the gun business and began developing a rimfire lever action rifle in 1996. In March 1997, the first Henry Repeating Arms model H001 Classic Lever Action .22 rifles shipped from a small factory in Brooklyn, New York.

Now headquartered in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, the company employs over 550 people and operates three manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin and New Jersey. Henry manufactures over 200 different rifles and shotguns in a wide variety of calibers and finishes for hunting, home protection, collectors, and a wide variety of shooting sports endeavors. Notable standouts include the company’s flagship rifle, the Henry Golden Boy .22, its centerfire counterpart, the Henry Big Boy, a complete line of youth-sized rifles and shotguns, a sprawling collection of engraved Tribute Edition firearms, and a popular modern approach to the lever gun with the X Model series. Henry’s motto is also a promise to its customers to be “Made in America, Or Not Made At All.”

All Henry rifles and shotguns are supported by a lifetime warranty, a personal guarantee from Anthony Imperato, and an award-winning customer service department that is empowered to make any decision necessary to ensure that every interaction results in complete satisfaction. In 2016, Henry Repeating Arms was named the winner of a Stevie® Award in the Customer Service Department of the Year category at the American Business Awards.

Through a charitable branch of the company called Guns For Great Causes, Henry Repeating Arms has made significant financial contributions to children’s hospitals and families of critically ill children. Guns For Great Causes also helps support active-duty and military veterans’ organizations, law enforcement and first responder organizations, pro-Second Amendment organizations, shooting sports education groups, and wildlife and habitat conservation entities. As part of Henry’s 25th-anniversary celebrations, the company is donating 1,000 Golden Boy “Silver Anniversary” Limited Edition rifles to raise a total of $1,000,000 for distribution among all of these deserving constituencies.

The pillars of the company’s success are its employees and Henry owners. “Without a doubt, we would not be here celebrating 25 years of success without the hard work and dedication of every Henry Repeating Arms employee, several of whom have been with me since day one. They are the heart and soul of the company,” says CEO and Founder Anthony Imperato. “And to all of Henry owners around the world that chose to make us a part of their lives, thank you, we are eternally grateful.”

Company President Andy Wickstrom says, “I am incredibly proud to have been involved with Henry for 24 of the 25 years that the company has been making and shipping guns, but I feel an even greater sense of pride when I look to the future.” Wickstrom continues, “This company was built on a solid foundation of talent and sheer determination, and while we have come a long way, it still feels like we are just getting started. Henry fans and customers have a lot to look forward to this year and beyond.”

Throughout the year, Henry Repeating Arms will be celebrating 25 years with the release of several limited-edition models, including the Golden Boy “Silver Anniversary” Edition, a special edition of the New Original Henry, a 25th-anniversary edition of the H001 Classic Lever Action .22, and more. For more information about these releases as details become available and to stay up to date with Henry’s 25th-anniversary news, visit henryusa.com/25-year-anniversary.

Schevenius family

Four-year-old Milah Schevenius (middle) with her family. Image courtesy of Cowbell Photography by Macy Baker.

RICE LAKE, WI, Feb. 24, 2022

Henry is donating a custom series of 55 “Miss Milah’s Miracle” edition rifles to raise funds for four-year-old Milah Schevenius of Decatur, Indiana. Milah was diagnosed with bilateral Wilms’ tumor at just 3-year-old, a rare occurrence affecting less than 10% of all children’s kidney cancer cases. All proceeds of the fundraising campaign will be presented to the Schevenius family to assist with the associated healthcare costs of Milah’s treatments.

In 2021, Milah underwent surgery to remove the affected kidneys, leaving her with less than half of her right kidney and no left kidney. A follow-up surgery was performed in December 2021, after a legion was found on her remaining partial kidney. Additionally, Milah is going through 42 weeks of chemo with radiation treatments at a children’s hospital in Indiana. She loves to color, play with her dolls, have tea parties, and spend time with her sisters. Milah wants to be a doctor when she grows up so that she can help kids going through what she is experiencing.

“Never judge a book by its cover, because this little girl is tough,” says Ryan Knapp, Milah’s grandfather. He continues, “She has been through more than anyone should in less than 4 years of life but does it with a smile and she does not quit.”

Anthony Imperato, CEO and Founder of Henry Repeating Arms says, “To go through what Milah and her family are going through in the middle of a worldwide pandemic is almost incomprehensible.” Imperato continues, “Milah’s courage is nothing short of inspirational, and I hope these rifles or the money raised gives her a reason to gift her family with a smile and a big hug.” Last year, Henry Repeating Arms raised over $75,000 for the families of two sick children with all rifles selling out within hours.

Miss Milah rifle

Miss Milah buttstockThe Henry “Miss Milah’s Miracle” .22 S/L/LR lever action rifle features genuine American walnut stocks with a colorful hand painted motif that incorporates elements of Milah’s personality. A doctor’s stethoscope, referring to Milah’s adulthood ambitions, forms a heart shape and becomes intertwined with a bright orange ribbon that represents kidney cancer. Two crayons symbolize Milah’s love of coloring and the labels bearing the words “Faith” and “Family” serve as tributes to what helps the Schevenius family through their journey. The rifles are fitted with a brushed silver receiver cover and barrel band, a 17” blued steel octagon barrel, adjustable sights, and a large loop lever. Baron Engraving of Trumbull, Connecticut donated the artwork, engraving, and hand painting on each buttstock.

To learn more about the Miss Milah’s Miracle fundraising campaign or purchase one of the limited-edition rifles, visit henryusa.com/missmilah. The auction for the first serial number in the series, “MISSMILAH01” is available on Gunbroker.com, item #925202160. The last rifle in the series, “MISSMILAH55” is also available at auction, item #925202458. Both online auctions close on March 9.

New Models 2022

RICE LAKE, WI, Jan. 17, 2022

Henry is pleased to introduce two new models to its expansive line of American-made firearms with the Long Ranger Express and the Brass Axe .410 Bore. These latest releases are a continuation of Henry Repeating Arms’ focus on customer feedback-driven product development.

The new Henry Long Ranger Express, chambered in .223 Rem/5.56 NATO, is a versatile, quick-handling carbine with a feature set aimed at property defense, predator hunting, and varmint control. The black anodized aerospace-grade aluminum receiver is factory mounted with a Picatinny rail for use with optics and accepts a 5-round steel-bodied detachable magazine. The 16.5” blued steel sporter barrel is threaded for use with a suppressor or other muzzle device and keeps the overall length down for maneuverability. The weather-resistant laminate furniture set features sling swivel studs and a solid rubber recoil pad. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $1,235.

First introduced in 2019, Henry’s Axe .410 is a lever action firearm featuring a 5-round capacity of 2 ½-inch .410 shells, a side loading gate, and its namesake “axe handle” grip. The new Brass Axe .410 features a polished hardened brass receiver and forend cap, genuine American walnut furniture, and a blued steel 15.14-inch barrel bringing the overall length to 26.4 inches. The barrel is threaded for Invector style choke tubes with a Full choke included. The Brass Axe .410 is not regulated under the National Firearms Act and does not require a tax stamp to purchase, but other state or local classifications may restrict ownership. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $1,132.

Support 4 Sami

RICE LAKE, WI, Nov. 5, 2021

Henry is pleased to announce that a donation of 65 custom “Support 4 Sami” rifles raised a total of $46,700, all of which will benefit the family of 11-year-old Sami Bernadzikowski of Elkridge, Md. The money provides relief for the medical expenses incurred throughout Sami’s treatments for multiple congenital heart defects, including five open-heart surgeries and over thirty catheterization procedures.

Support for Sami

6th grader Sami Bernadzikowski of Elkridge, Maryland is the latest recipient of Henry Repeating Arms’ Guns For Great Causes program, which raised a total of $46,700 for her family’s medical expenses. Photo courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/support4samantha/.

The “Support 4 Sami” Golden Boy Silver lever-action rifles are a continuation of Henry Repeating Arms’ Guns For Great Causes program, a charitable arm of the company that focuses on raising funds through firearms donations for individual sick children, children’s hospitals, active-duty military and veterans organizations, wildlife and habitat conservation efforts, and supporting other Henry partners. The program has raised over $250,000 for six families over the past two years.

Anthony Imperato, CEO and Founder of Henry Repeating Arms, says, “Time and time again, the Henry family steps up to the plate and knocks it out of the park with their unending generosity to help us with these Guns For Great Causes initiatives.” Imperato continues, “To those of you who purchased one of these rifles or offered your support in some other way, I thank you for giving Sami another reason to show off that big smile.”

The rifles, priced at $650 each, sold out in less than 24 hours after the initial announcement of their availability. The first and last serial numbers went to an online auction block, and the hammer fell at $2,725 and $3,025, respectively.