Home2Heroes benefit will help members of Monticello guard unit
Home2Heroes is holding a fundraiser Saturday Oct. 20 at the Monticello VFW from 3-8 p.m. in support of the 257th MP Company based out of Monticello deployed to Afghanistan. There will be a dinner, silent auction, and raffle. The dinner portion is sold out, however the doors open at 5:30 p.m. for those who would like to attend the auction and raffle. Home2Heroes is being sponsored by Simply Outdoor Experiences, a non-profit out of St. Cloud, MN.
Our soldiers are paying up to $90 a month out of their own pockets for Internet service just so they can stay in touch with their loved ones back home. Being able to stay in touch with family is a huge morale booster for our soldiers. Some must make the heartbreaking decision; to pay the bills at home or pay for Internet service to stay in touch with their loved ones. Our soldiers shouldn’t have to make that choice!
Home2Heroes goal is to raise a total of $12,000 to ensure that each and every one of the 120+ soldiers of the 257th MP Company will be given a gift certificate to pay for Internet service for the month of December. Donation items for the fundraiser are still being collected or if anyone would like to make a cash donation please contact Home2Heroes at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can find them on Facebook.