The NRA Foundation has received a generous personal donation from Larry and Brenda Potterfield, founders of MidwayUSA, which includes a 139,120 square foot warehouse and 8.81 acres of land in Columbia, Missouri.
The NRA Foundation is a national nonprofit dedicated to the support of a wide range of firearm-related public interest activities of the National Rifle Association of America and other organizations that defend and foster the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans.
“We are fortunate and pleased to donate this building to the NRA Foundation, an organization who shares our vision and support of the 2nd Amendment,” said MidwayUSA Founder and Executive Chair of Board of Directors Larry Potterfield. “While no longer part of MidwayUSA, this building will continue to provide support of shooting sports for the foreseeable future.”
The NRA Foundation will use a portion of the warehouse as the Friends of NRA fulfillment. The warehouse floors will be refinished, and the space will be divided between the fulfillment center and tenant space (tenant to be determined).
“The NRA Foundation is incredibly thankful for all that Larry, Brenda, and MidwayUSA have done for the shooting sports and Second Amendment over the years,” said Wayne LaPierre, NRA CEO/Executive Vice President. “Over 30 years after Larry, Brenda, and the first group of volunteers started the Friends of NRA in this very building, the NRA Foundation will be moving in thanks to this amazing donation.”
Renovation of the facility is currently underway.
About the NRA Foundation
Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation, Inc. (“NRA Foundation”) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions in support of a wide range of firearm-related public interest activities of the National Rifle Association of America and other organizations that defend and foster the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans. These activities are designed to promote firearms and hunting safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those participating in the shooting sports, and to educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological and artistic context. Funds granted by The NRA Foundation benefit a variety of constituencies throughout the United States including children, youth, women, individuals with physical disabilities, gun collectors, law enforcement officers, hunters and competitive shooters. Grants from The NRA Foundation provide essential program funding, ensuring the availability of quality training and educational opportunities nationwide. Through its grant support of eligible educational programs, The NRA Foundation carries out its important educational mission across the country. For more information, visit nrafoundation.org.
Both country kids from Missouri, Larry and Brenda Potterfield turned their passion for shooting sports into a career by opening a small gun shop in 1977 that would eventually become MidwayUSA. They instilled family values like honesty, integrity, and respect for others into the business, and strive to maintain this culture with each employee added to their growing team. For over 45 years, MidwayUSA has maintained an unyielding focus on customer satisfaction and continues to offer JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING for Shooting, Hunting and the Outdoors.