Some of our hometown heroes got a big gift on Friday, courtesy of Plant Vogtle. The Augusta-Aiken Warrior Project was given a check for one hundred and one thousand dollars to be exact.
Earlier this month a charity dinner and golf tournament was held to raise the money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Georgia Power East Region and Plant Vogtle citizens’ hope the funds help improve the lives of Warriors as well as connect them with the resources they need.
“No veteran should be left behind. I think this organization is front and center with trying to make sure that we take care of all our veterans,” said Marcia Morris-Roberts, wounded warrior.
The Augusta – Aiken Wounded Warrior Project provides education, employment, and housing to Veterans, Military, and their families and today the organization received the biggest donation to date.
“What’s been the best part of it all, the money’s really great but the awareness has been absolutely unbelievable. Groups like this wanting to do nice things for the military in our community has really helped a lot of people see the value in the work that we do and the success that we have here locally,” said Kim Elle, Executive Director of Augusta- Aiken Warrior Project.
Morris-Roberts has had three amputations as a result of complications from injuries suffered while at military school. She says the help she received from this organization made her want to join the project.
“All the years of my service, I did 22 years almost in the military and if you’re not this situation. Such as me or like a wounded warrior, you hear about it but you don’t really know about it, but me being on this side of the field. I’m just amazed!” Morris-Roberts told News Channel 6.
Veterans and the families of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country… are the reason this organization exists and they want to take care of their own.
“What we do matters and that’s the key thing. When you’re changing somebody’s life for the better and they know that you care,” shared Morris-Roberts.
Registration is now open for the second annual Augusta SteelMasters Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Augusta Wounded Warrior Project, which will be held on October 17th at Forest Hills Golf Club. To register contact Jason Moose Cunningham at 706-951-8215 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.