Henry Donates $25,000 to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Emmitsburg, Md., Jan. 31, 2023

With the hallowed and historic Memorial Chapel as the backdrop, Henry Repeating Arms, one of America’s leading firearms manufacturers, presented a $25,000 donation to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).

Chartered by Congress in 1992, the nonprofit relies on private donations to help provide programming and support for the families and co-workers of the dozens of line-of-duty deaths that occur each year.

Chief Ron Siarnicki (left), Executive Director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, accepts a $25,000 donation from Henry Repeating Arms CEO and Founder, Anthony Imperato (right).

Part of this support includes the annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, which pays tribute to the firefighters who died in service the year prior and brings together the immediate family members for additional programs. “The mission of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is to honor America’s fallen firefighters; support their families, colleagues, and organizations; and work to reduce preventable firefighter death and injury,” said Chief Ron Siarnicki, NFFF’s Executive Director. “Without the generous support of partners like Henry Repeating Arms, it would be impossible for us to continue this important work to ensure that our nation’s fallen fire heroes will never be forgotten.” Along with helping departments cope with losing a valued team member and colleague, the Foundation also awards education and job training scholarships to spouses/life partners and children of fallen firefighters.

“Firefighters are a special breed, and those of us that witnessed their deeply ingrained bravery, camaraderie, and sharp instincts on display during the terrorist attacks of 2001 will never forget it,” remarked Anthony Imperato, CEO and Founder of Henry Repeating Arms. “The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has established itself as a beacon of care and hospitality when tragedy strikes, and for that, they will always have our support.”

Since June 2022, Henry Repeating Arms has donated $275,000 to organizations benefiting first responders and their families from the company’s charitable branch, Guns for Great Causes. For over a decade, the gunmaker has included the ornately engraved, handpainted, and 24K gold-plated Firefighter Tribute Edition rifle as part of their permanent product catalog, built “in recognition of America’s bravest.”

Rice Lake, Wis, Jan. 26, 2023

Henry is proud to announce donations totaling $75,000 to some of the nation’s most impactful grassroots gun rights and Second Amendment advocacy groups as part of its charitable Guns for Great Causes campaign. The check presentations to the Second Amendment Foundation, Gun Owners of America, and the Firearms Policy Coalition took place at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the industry’s largest trade show.

Henry Repeating Arms Vice President of Communications Dan Clayton-Luce presenting a $25,000 check to Gun Owners of America’s leadership, board members, staff, and volunteers at the 2023 SHOT Show.

“Henry Repeating Arms will never back down when it comes to supporting the individuals and organizations that work tirelessly to fight back against the political degradation of law-abiding Americans’ right to keep and bear arms,” said Anthony Imperato, CEO and Founder of Henry Repeating Arms. “Just like our Constitution, these organizations belong to and for the people. They have our backs, and we will always have theirs.”

Henry Repeating Arms presenting a $25,000 check to the Second Amendment Foundation at the 2023 SHOT Show. From left to right: J. Pierce Shields, SAF Director of National Advancement, Alan Gottlieb, Founder of SAF, Dan Clayton-Luce, Henry Repeating Arms Vice President of Communications, Adam Kraut, SAF Executive Director, and Lauren Hill, SAF Vice President of Development.

Gun Owners of America, presented with $25,000, is a nonprofit lobbying organization representing over two million members founded in 1976. Started two years earlier and also presented with a check for $25,000, the Second Amendment Foundation runs educational and legal action programs to promote a better understanding of the gun control debate. Involved in over forty active federal court cases, the Firearms Policy Coalition also received $25,000 for their legal work and grassroots activism through education.

Henry Repeating Arms presenting a $25,000 check to the Firearms Policy Coalition at the 2023 SHOT Show. From left to right: Evan Burt, FPC Senior Director of Marketing & Growth, Richard Thomson, FPC Vice President of Programs, Cody Wisniewski, FPC Senior Attorney for Constitutional Litigation, Jeffrey Silvester, FPC Auction Foundation Executive Director, Dan Clayton-Luce, Henry Repeating Arms Vice President of Communications.

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Rice Lake, Wis, Dec. 9, 2023

On this Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Henry Repeating Arms, one of the country’s leading firearms manufacturers and longtime supporter of our men and women in uniform, is announcing recent donations made to the Fraternal Order of Police, the National Sheriffs’ Association, and the American Association of State Troopers for a total of $200,000 contributed to law enforcement organizations since June 2022. The slew of donations is part of the company’s $1 million pledge through its charitable arm called Guns for Great Causes, which helps support military veterans and first responder organizations, individual families of sick children and children’s hospitals, wildlife conservation, and Second Amendment advocacy.

American Association of State Troopers Executive Director John Bagnardi (left), Henry Repeating Arms CEO and Founder Anthony Imperato (middle), and Sergeant Steve Gaskins (right) at the Henry Repeating Arms manufacturing facility in Bayonne, NJ.

“I grew up in my family’s police equipment shop right across the street from the New York Police Department headquarters, so I have a longstanding respect for law enforcement officers and what they have to endure daily,” says Anthony Imperato, CEO and Founder of Henry Repeating Arms. Imperato continues, “More than ever, they need not just our support, but the support of the people they serve and protect day in and day out on a local, state, and national level. Our hat’s off to the employees and volunteers of the organizations that make it their mission to support the men and women of law enforcement.”

Henry Repeating Arms CEO and Founder Anthony Imperato (left) with National Fraternal Order of Police Executive Director Jim Pasco (right) at the Fraternal Order of Police Government and Media Affairs Center in Washington D.C.

On December 15th, 2022, Imperato visited the offices of the Fraternal Order of Police and the National Sheriffs’ Association in the Washington metropolitan area to present each with a check for $25,000. The following day, Imperato presented another $25,000 check to the American Association of State Troopers at Henry Repeating Arms’ manufacturing facility in Bayonne, New Jersey. Earlier in the year, Henry Repeating Arms also donated $50,000 to Tunnel to Towers, $50,000 to the First Responders Children’s Foundation, and $25,000 to Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.).

Henry Repeating Arms CEO and Founder Anthony Imperato (left) with National Sheriff’s Association Executive Director and CEO Jonathan Thompson (right) at the organization’s offices in Alexandria, VA.

The firearm manufacturer’s support for police manifests in other ways, like the fully engraved and hand-painted Law Enforcement Tribute Edition rifle, a permanent fixture in the company’s product catalog. Henry Repeating Arms offers several other models exclusively to law enforcement officers, like their American Sheriff Tribute Edition rifles, Fraternal Order of Police Tribute Edition rifles, and a unique program offering custom engraved rifles for departments.

“My vision is to return to the law enforcement business at some point; I love it that much. Henry Repeating Arms will always be a staunch supporter of those whose job it is to protect us and who risk their lives every day to do so,” Imperato concludes.

Supporting the children and families of first responders who have been killed or injured in the line of duty

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Henry Repeating Arms CEO & Founder Anthony Imperato (L) presenting a $50,000 donation to First Responders Children’s Foundation President & CEO Jillian Crane (R) at the organization’s headquarters in New York City.

New York, N.Y., Dec. 1

Today, Henry Repeating Arms, one of America’s leading firearms manufacturers, announced a donation of $50,000 to First Responders Children’s Foundation (FRCF).

FRCF was founded in 2001 in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 for the 800 surviving children who lost a first responder parent on that tragic day.  Since then, FRCF has grown to be a national non-profit focusing on four key program areas: scholarships for children of first responders injured or killed in the line of duty; Financial Assistance Grants/Line of Duty Death Bereavement Support; a Mental Health Resiliency Program; and First Responder Community Engagement.

“The primary focus of our Guns for Great Causes program has always been about children, which is why we are extremely proud to help support such an esteemed and worthwhile organization,” said Henry Repeating Arms CEO and Founder Anthony Imperato. “No one does a better job of meeting the real financial needs and taking care of the children and families of our fallen heroes.” The donation is part of a $1 million pledge made to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary through a charitable branch called Guns for Great Causes.

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Chief Development Officer of FRCF, Randy Acosta (L), with Henry Repeating Arms CEO & Founder Anthony Imperato (R).

“FRCF is deeply grateful to Anthony Imperato and Henry Repeating Arms for their generous commitment to supporting first responders and their children. This donation will help to support our mental health resiliency program, which provides confidential, trauma-informed counseling at no cost to children of first responders,” said FRCF President and CEO Jillian Crane. “Henry is an iconic American family-owned business supporting the first responder community since day one. This partnership will make a real difference in the lives of first responder families.”

For the past twenty-five years, Henry’s Guns for Great Causes has helped a wide variety of beneficiaries, including individual families of sick children going through medical treatments, children’s hospitals, military veteran organizations, law enforcement and first responder groups, and wildlife and habitat conservation agencies.

Additional information about FRCF can be found at www.1stRCF.org and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @1strcf.

The gunmaker’s charitable “Guns for Great Causes” branch delivers donations to Disabled American Veterans, Building Homes for Heroes, National Veterans Foundation, and more.

Henry Veterans Day 2022

Anthony Imperato shaking hands with World War II veteran Wetzel “Sundown” Sanders in 2019 after a Military Service Tribute Edition rifle presentation.

Rice Lake, Wis., Nov. 11

Since March 1997, Henry Repeating Arms has been building America’s favorite lever-action rifles, honoring the country’s military heroes, and proudly supporting the organizations dedicated to bettering the lives of those who have fought and served. For this Veterans Day, as an extension of Henry Repeating Arms’ twenty-five-year support and as part of their $1,000,000 anniversary pledge, the company recently presented cash donations to Disabled American Veterans, Building Homes for Heroes, and the National Veterans Foundation, for a total of more than $325,000 donated to military veterans’ organizations this year.

“I have a deep respect for those who answer the call of duty and serve our country, which was instilled in me by my father, who was a veteran of the Korean War,” said Anthony Imperato, CEO and Founder of Henry Repeating Arms. “I’ve been blessed to shake hands and present rifles to the nation’s finest, from Congressional Medal of Honor recipients to World War II heroes like Louis Zamperini. We will always continue to give back as much as possible to those who allow us to continue to do business in the land of the free. It’s such a deeply ingrained part of our company DNA.”

On October 22nd, Henry Repeating Arms Communications Director, Dan Clayton-Luce, presented the National Veterans Foundation with a check for $50,000 during their 37th-anniversary celebration in Los Angeles, California. Then on November 2nd, Imperato presented the Disabled American Veterans with $50,000 at their headquarters in Cold Spring, Kentucky, followed by another $50,000 to Building Homes for Heroes on November 10th at their gala in New York City. The recent string of donations is preceded by several more that occurred throughout the Summer, with the company donating a total of $175,000 to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation in June, the Veterans of Foreign Wars in July, the American Legion in August, the Shadow Warriors Project in September.

Veterans Day 2022

Over the years, Imperato has called countless veterans and war heroes to join him on stage to be presented with Henry’s Military Service Tribute Edition rifle, the company’s permanent salute to America’s military men and women. Notable recipients include Congressional Medal of Honor recipients Ty Carter and Don Jenkins, D-Day combat medic Ray Lambert, WWII veteran and Olympic runner Louis Zamperini, USS Indianapolis survivor Edgar Harrell, and many more.

Imperato concludes, “No matter how much we give back to these men and women and the organizations that support them, it will never be enough. It’s a debt that cannot be repaid.”

Silver Anniversary Edition Golden BoyProceeds Raising $1,000,000 for Guns for Great Causes Charities

Rice Lake, WI –  Oct. 11, 2022

Henry is excited to announce a release date and time for the launch of their much-anticipated Henry Golden Boy “Silver Anniversary” Edition rifle. Starting at noon Eastern on Thursday, Oct. 13, the limited-edition rifles will be available exclusively through Henry Repeating Arms’ website while supplies last. The company is presenting all proceeds from selling these rifles to various foundations and organizations supported by the charitable branch of Henry Repeating Arms called Guns For Great Causes.

Production is limited to 1,000 units, and 100% of the proceeds from each sale will raise a total of $1,000,000 for donation to children’s hospitals, military veterans and first responders’ organizations, shooting sports, hunting heritage, and wildlife conservation advocates. Anthony Imperato, Henry Repeating Arms CEO and Founder has already begun dispersing portions of the Silver Anniversary pledge to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Shadow Warriors Project, with the entire pledge scheduled to be distributed by March 2023.

Silver Anniversary Edition Golden Boy“Thanks to the hard work of more than 600 employees and the support of millions of customers worldwide, we are in the fortunate position of being able to help the causes that we believe in,” said Imperato. “This rifle is the culmination of our 25th-anniversary celebrations, and it’s all about giving back. I am extremely proud of what our Guns for Great Causes endeavors have accomplished in these two-plus decades.”

Built on the award-winning Golden Boy platform, this Silver Anniversary edition features a nickel-plated receiver cover, barrel band, and buttplate. In sharp color contrast, the buttstock and forestock are fashioned from black stained hardwood with a durable weather-resistant coating, not unlike the All-Weather rifles found elsewhere in Henry’s product catalog. The middle of the buttstock features an inlaid nickel-plated medallion stamped with the iconic Henry Repeating Arms frontiersman and 25th-anniversary logo. An engraving on the upper tang of the receiver is filled with silver paint and reads, “Silver Anniversary 1-of-1,000.” Other specifications are borrowed directly from the Golden Boy, including a tube magazine with a capacity for 16 rounds of .22 Long Rifle or 21 rounds of .22 Short, a 20-inch blued steel octagon barrel, and fully adjustable sights. The rifles are selling for $1,000 each, plus shipping and handling. Visit the Henry Golden Boy Silver Anniversary Edition product webpage for more information.


 

 

Henry Anniversary Rifles

The new 25th Anniversary Edition rifles from Henry Repeating Arms pay homage to the company’s beginnings and the lever action rifle’s enduring legacy in America.

Rice Lake, WI –  Sept. 26, 2022

Henry is pleased to announce two limited-edition models celebrating the company’s twenty-fifth anniversary. Available at dealers nationwide while supplies last, the rifles pay tribute to the beginnings of Henry Repeating Arms as a company and the origins of the lever action rifle’s enduring legacy in America.

“In the gun-making business, twenty-five years makes us a new kid on the block, but I am endlessly proud of how far we have come,” said Anthony Imperato, CEO and Founder of Henry Repeating Arms. “These new rifles are not only a toast to what we do best, which is building guns, but it’s a toast to every single one of our employees and customers that have made Henry Repeating Arms a part of their lives and keeps us striving for our very best day in and day out.”

Twenty-five years ago, from a small manufacturing facility near the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York, Henry Repeating Arms began shipping the now world-renown model H001 Classic Lever Action .22. Since then, the company has sold more than one million of the rifles. Now, the company is introducing the 25th Anniversary edition, which features Semi Fancy genuine American walnut furniture and an engraved, nickel-plated receiver cover with 24-carat gold plated highlights. Other specifications include a tube magazine with capacity for 15 rounds of .22 Long Rifle, 17 rounds of .22 Long, or 21 rounds of .22 Short, a fully adjustable semi-buckhorn rear sight, and a hooded blade front sight. The H001-25 is limited to 5,000 units with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,130.

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Henry Repeating Arms CEO and Founder Anthony Imperato selecting the rosewood blanks to be used for the buttstocks on the New Original Henry Deluxe Engraved 25th Anniversary Edition rifles.

Patented in 1860, Benjamin Tyler Henry’s breakthrough design for a reliable and practical lever action repeating rifle cemented itself in American history with a legacy that continues to this day. The New Original Henry Deluxe Engraved 25th Anniversary Edition is a salute to this lever action heritage with a unique touch of rosewood furniture hand-selected by Anthony Imperato.

“It was love at first sight with this rosewood, and I immediately knew we needed to do something special with it,” said Imperato. “The richness and warmth of the wood is the perfect complement to our hardened brass and polished blued steel.”

The rifle is a faithful recreation of the original patent except for more robust materials and the concessions needed to accommodate the more modern .44-40 WCF cartridge, of which the rifle can carry 13 rounds. Other features include a folding ladder rear sight, a brass blade front sight, a hardened brass crescent buttplate with a period-correct storage compartment, and near full coverage engraving on the hardened brass receiver flats. The H011D-25 New Original Henry Deluxe Engraved 25th Anniversary Edition is limited to only 2,500 units with an MSRP of $3,990.
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H001-25 Classic Lever Action .22

H011D-25 New Original Henry .44-40

 

Henry Repeating Arms Donations Exceed $50,000 for Shadow Warriors Project

Rice Lake, WI –  Sept. 22, 2022

Shadow Warriors Project co-founder Mark “Oz” Geist (L) and Henry Repeating Arms CEO and Founder Anthony Imperato (R) at the first annual ‘Honor The Brave’ fundraising gala in Miami, Florida on September 11, 2022.

Following an annual fundraising gala in Miami, Florida, and the conclusion of an online auction for a one-of-one rifle designed, built, and donated by Henry Repeating Arms, the company is pleased to announce a total figure raised in the amount of $52,175 to benefit Shadow Warriors Project. The non-profit organization is the only one of its kind providing post-engagement support for injured private military security contractors returning home from battle in some of the world’s most hostile locations.

Shadow Warriors Project was co-founded by Mark “Oz” Geist, a member of the CIA Annex Security Team that found itself the target of a terrorist attack on September 11, 2012, in Benghazi, Libya, where he is credited with saving the lives of more than 25 Americans. On the tenth anniversary of these attacks, Shadow Warriors Project held its first annual ‘Honor The Brave’ fundraising gala in Miami, Florida, where Henry Repeating Arms CEO and Founder Anthony Imperato presented Geist with a check for $25,000 to enhance their mission. Throughout the evening, three more donated Henry Repeating Arms rifles raised $2,150 from silent auctions.

Recently, an online auction concluded for one of the most exclusive rifles ever built in Henry Repeating Arm’s 25-year history. Based on the 1860 patent for the first successful and practical repeating rifle, Henry Repeating Arms’ one-off rifle featured hand-chased engraving on a hardened brass receiver and a buttstock made from rare exhibition-grade American walnut wood. The engraving work included the Shadow Warriors Project logo on one side and the Seal of the President of the United States on the opposite. The virtual hammer dropped with a winning bid of $25,025, which goes to Shadow Warriors Project.

“We are thrilled with the auction results, and to anyone that placed a bid or helped to spread the word, I thank you sincerely,” said Imperato. “For sure, it’s a feather in our cap to have a rifle sell for so much, but it’s also a testament to Mark, his organization’s great work, and the unsung, under-the-radar group of men and women that Shadow Warriors Project is so dedicated to supporting. Everyone involved should be proud of what has been accomplished so far.”

 

Proceeds to Support Private Military Security Contractors Returning from Battle in the World’s Most Dangerous Locations

Rice Lake, WI –  Sept. 2, 2022

Henry is proud to announce its latest Guns For Great Causes campaign with the donation of a one-of-a-kind New Original Henry Rifle to benefit the Shadow Warriors Project, co-founded by speaker, best-selling author, and former private military security contractor, Mark “Oz” Geist. The ornately engraved firearm is currently up for auction on Gunbroker.com, with 100% of the proceeds from the winning bid going directly to funding Shadow Warrior Project’s endeavors. Early estimates suggest the auction could exceed $50,000.

Shadow Warriors New Original Henry RifleMark Geist served in the United States Marine Corps for 12 years before deciding to extend his service to the country as a special operative contractor, where he became part of an elite security team for a CIA outpost in Benghazi, Libya. This facility would become the target of the Islamic militant group Ansar al-Sharia on September 11, 2012, and Geist is credited with saving the lives of 25 Americans during the siege. The actions of Geist and the rest of his team are depicted in the New York Times best-seller, 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, and a feature film titled “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.”

Shadow Warriors Project was started by Geist and his wife Krystal after he returned home mentally and physically injured, unable to work, and with no official support programs due to his status as a private contractor. Unlike active military members or veterans, there is no post-engagement support for private security contractors returning from battle overseas. The Shadow Warriors Project’s goal is to serve as a lifeline by offering financial assistance for medical bills, PTSD treatments, and other necessary rehabilitation to ease the transition into everyday civilian life. It is the only organization of its kind. Beneficiaries of the foundation are private military security contractors hired by the CIA or private firms that have conducted paramilitary security operations in some of the world’s most volatile locations.

“To learn about Mark’s service and understand what he and his brothers have gone through before, during, and after the 2012 Benghazi attack is humbling and nothing short of awe-inspiring,” says Henry Repeating Arms CEO and Founder Anthony Imperato. “Henry Repeating Arms wholeheartedly backs Mark and Krystal’s valiant mission and any organization dedicated to bettering the lives of those who sacrificed so much for our freedom and liberty. We pulled out all the stops for this rifle, so now my fingers are crossed for an auction record.”

Henry Repeating Arms is donating one of the most exclusive rifles ever built in the company’s history, a custom 1-of-1 Shadow Warriors Project edition New Original Henry Rifle featuring hand-chased engraving and rare exhibition-grade American walnut furniture. The rifle bears the Shadow Warriors Project emblem on one side of the hardened brass receiver, the Seal of the President of the United States on the opposite, and a unique custom “SW911” serial number. Flourishing leafy-vine scrollwork and a scalloped border fill out the embellishments on both sides of the rifle.

Besides using modern materials to accommodate contemporary ammunition, the rifle is accurate to Benjamin Tyler Henry’s 1860 patent for the first successful repeating rifle and one of America’s most legendary contributions to the international stage of firearms design. Features include a one-piece octagon barrel and 13-round tube magazine that are deeply blued and highly polished, a polished brass crescent buttplate with a period-correct “trapdoor” compartment, a folding ladder rear sight and brass blade front sight, and a traditional half-cock safety mechanism.

The online auction, available at https://www.gunbroker.com/item/946003221, concludes on Friday, September 16th at 9:00 AM Eastern. All firearm sales must ship to a federally licensed dealer. For more information about Henry Repeating Arms and the rest of its products, visit henryusa.com or call 866-200-2354 for a free catalog.

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