On Veterans Day weekend, we honor our veterans. There is a special group of living veterans now in military hospitals. They are hospitalized amputees at nearby Camp Lejeune and Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.
These men and women are now undergoing treatment and rehabilitation for their war injuries and they will be there over the Christmas holiday period. Most do not have funds to travel to their homes for the holidays. Our mission is to help send them home to be with their families.
Knights at St. Thomas More Church will collect donations after each mass on Saturday, November 8th and Sunday, November 9th. Please be generous.
The Desoto Province Knights are from our churches in North and South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, and Puerto Rico. All donations are tax deductible. Make your checks payable to the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Add a notation that the check is for the Wounded Warriors Amputee Project. The Military Order of the Purple Heart will provide you with a card of thanks and receipt for your gift.
Postscript. This project of the North Carolina Knights of Columbus was started by Robert “Bob” Singer, Past State Deputy, North Carolina Knights of Columbus. You can read about what he did and how important it is. Visit ABC 11 Eyewitness News for an Armed Forces Salute: Singer Family
For assistance in making a corporate, business or personal donation, contact Sir Knight Lee Heavlin, Project Chair.