The goal is to raise $16,000. Currently, fundraising efforts have netted $8,773.75.
While that's pretty amazing, there's still more to go.
Eveland has enlisted the help of the American Legion Post No. 2, the V.F.W. Post 1127, the Brazil Eagles, The Brazil Army National Guard and the family of Marine Cpl. Greg Stultz, who was killed in Afghanistan in February.
Breakfasts, cookouts and sales of bracelets have helped raise the total.
But more is needed.
Eveland has stated there is a September deadline to conclude the fundraising efforts, but recently added the possibility of continuing into 2011 is real.
Another fundraising breakfast has been scheduled to take place this weekend.
The event will take place at the V.F.W. Biscuits and gravy, pancakes and sausage will be served in addition to coffee or orange juice.
The event will take place from 7-11 a.m. Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12.
The V.F.W. Post is located on Depot Street, Brazil. There is ample parking.
Eveland stated there is still more than $7,000 needed for the new mini-van.