SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – An event Saturday to raise money so that every Veteran has a place to call home.
At the Knights of Columbus in East Longmeadow they held Raffles, took donations and catered a gourmet dinner to help raise money for ‘Soldier-On’ an organization that helps provide permanent housing for the men and women who serve our country.
Soldier-On serves over 300 veterans in Western Massachusetts, and more than 7,000 veterans and their families across the United States.
John Crane, Case Management Director, Soldier On told 22News, “We feel that no veteran should have the word homeless in it any veteran we come across we want to make sure they are secure, supported, and have their own place to live.”
The Knights of Columbus hoped to raise between two and 4 thousand dollars Saturday night with all proceeds going to Soldier-On.