A local man is coordinating a fundraiser to support the national charity Homes For Our Troops.
Tim Campbell received a brochure in the mail from HFOT and decided then and there that he wanted to do something to help.
“I don’t think the United States government treats [our soldiers] like they should,” said Campell. “When they come home injured, they shouldn’t just get discharged and paid $1,200 a month. They should get anything they need.”
Campbell is organizing the 1st Annual Golf Outing to Benefit Homes for our Troops. The tournament will be at the Logan Country Club on June 20. The entry fee is $70 per person or $280 for a 4-man team. The fee covers lunch and enters participants in drawings for prizes.
Teams and organizations may also sponsor a hole during the tournament for $100.
Awards will be given for 1st ($500) and 2nd ($380) place teams, closest to the hole, longest drive, longest putt and straightest drive.
Registration forms are available at the Logan Country Club, Aracoma Drug and Dan’s & Dave’s Sporting Goods, and they must be submitted by June 16.
HFOT is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build specially adapted homes for severely injured Veterans across the nation to enable them to rebuild their lives.
The organization was founded in 2004 and since then has adapted homes for the over 1700 Service Members nationwide who have returned home with life-altering injuries post 9/11.
“It is our duty and our honor to assist severely injured veterans and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and to coordinate the process of building a specially adapted home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently,” says the HFOT website.
The homes feature single-level, open floor plans, roll-in showers, roll-under counter tops, cook tops, and sinks, and other standard accessibility items. Depending on the severity of the injured sustained by the veteran, the homes may also include such specialized items as lift systems, keyless door entry, and voice-activation controls.
HFOT is not currently assisting any veterans in Logan Co., but they are currently building in Raleigh Co.
Campbell hopes that the fundraiser will raise awareness for the organization.