Thank you Beaufort – and all who appreciate the service of our wonderful military veterans! Several months ago the Zonta Club of Beaufort, in conjunction with the Centennial of Zonta International, undertook an effort to sponsor a “K9 for a Warrior” (a Woman Marine) to the tune of $20,000. “K9’s s for Warriors” is an organization that specializes in working with vets with PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury and Military Sexual Trauma. Thanks to the relationship between our community and our military, the Zonta Club of Beaufort happily announces that their goal has been met! A huge THANK YOU to all who made this happen!
In the past two articles they named many groups who donated and helped them in their endeavors. Since that time new projects moved them towards their goal. Two Zonta Sisters used social media to have Birthday Fund Me pages. Their combined total was over $1,300. The Ladies Group of Carteret Methodist Church and Zonta hosted a Luncheon and Card Party which brought in more than $1,800. Zonta Sisters from neighboring clubs sent checks. Several well-known insurance agents, an ophthalmologist, and a CPA firm helped out. Believe it or not, a jar at The Chocolate Tree netted more than $700 from visitors and loyal customers. The Knights of Columbus Third and Fourth Degree Councils chipped in $1,000. A grant was given by St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Talk about a team effort!
Since all Women Marines are trained at nearby Parris Island, the Zonta Club of Beaufort hopes to share photos and news from their “Hometown Hero” very soon. Watch for the next update.