DATELINE: NORWELL AND PLYMOUTH, MA
Wounded Warriors Project, a national organization that helps wounded veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan engagements, received a financial boost via a check for $10,500 from Advanced Charitable Services based in Norwell, MA.
The sizable donation was raised via a golf tournament recently held at Southers Marsh Golf Club, Plymouth. More than 85 golfers participated in the fund-raiser which included a round of golf, dinner, awards and auction.
“We are delighted to help out the veterans who paid a high price for our freedom,” noted Brian Comer, President of Advanced Mortgage Services. He added, “The spirit and the success of this initial event have inspired us to make it an annual outing and fund-raiser for this great cause.”
Michele Comer, Senior Vice President of Advanced Mortgage Services based in Norwell and Plymouth, Mass., formed Advanced Charitable Services, Inc., a non-profit organization to promote and raise funds for worthy charitable causes.
Linda Perry, Area Outreach Coordinator for the Wounded Warrior Project, was on hand to accept the check and noted, “This kind of contribution and community effort help raise the spirits of our wounded Iraq and Afghanistan vets, as well as help to fund the programs and services that the Wounded Warrior Project offers to help them to rehabilitate and assimilate back into the civilian world.”
Wounded Warriors offers a range of programs, services and events designed for an individual’s needs beyond a vet’s hospital stay. Services range from combat stress recovery, peer mentoring, family caregiving, benefits counseling, advocacy, disabled sports programs, and backpacks stocked with necessary items for vets as they are discharged from a medical facility.
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Its purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service members, to help severely injured men and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, apolitical organization headquartered in Jacksonville, FL.
The next golf tournament/fund-raiser for Wounded Warriors is scheduled for this summer. To participate, contact Stacey Jordan, (800) 337-4660.