SLIDELL – It is time again for locals to help out U.S. military soldiers who were injured in the line of duty as the third annual Wounded War Heroes fundraising banquet will be held at the Castine Center in Mandeville on Friday, June 16 from 5:30 to 11 p.m.
Started three years ago, the organization is there to assist veterans who return home from conflict with injuries of any kind. Not only does the organization help them with financial and physical needs, but perhaps more importantly, helps them return to life in their former world through a connection to the outdoors. It is that obstacle after war injuries that is sometimes the most difficult thing for men and women who have dealt with the ravages of war.
The annual fundraising banquet is not only a time to raise money for the group, which has already assisted over 100 veterans this year, but will also include a tribute program to veterans, a highlighted war hero and testimonials from Gold Star Families, honoring the legacy of fallen loved one’s heroes.
Sponsorships are still being sought from businesses and individuals at $1,000, $3,000 and $5,000 levels to assist the 501(c)(3) organization with tax deductible donations.
Sponsorships include a table for eight, plus promotion through the advertising of the event and the night of the fundraiser. It also includes entry into some outstanding raffle specials that will be offered.
Single tickets to attend are available for $50 per person. There will be dinner and live music by Harvey Jesus and Fire.
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Castine Center with the title sponsor The Riecke Family of Companies, as well as banquet sponsors American Bank and Trust, SECO Properties, Gulf South Real Estate Management Group, Dynamic Physical Therapy and VCI Project Management.
Among many outstanding raffle items there are also silent and live auctions that include guns, trips and sports memorabilia.
For ticket information, contact Makayla Achee at 985-276-7942 or purchase tickets online at woundedwarheroes.org.