Vet’s widow hosts golf tournament to benefit homeless NJ veterans
Mrs. Stacia McDonough, widow of decorated and enlisted Vietnam veteran, Air Force Sgt. John E. McDonough and President of Independence for Veterans Inc., a four-time 501(c)(3) nonprofit, hosts his second annual Join Us FORE a Cause Fundraiser for a Monday golf outing October 17 at 9:30 a.m. at Trump National Golf Club, 900 Lamington Road, Bedminster, New Jersey.
Funds raised will be allocated for groceries, new clothing, daily necessities and permanent housing for local disabled and homeless veterans.
In 2022 alone, Independence for Veterans hand-delivered at least $76,000 worth of groceries, new clothing, bedding, toiletries and basic necessities to homeless veterans in the two local shelters. They are striving to reach $100,000 in donations by the end of 2022.
Additionally, they are currently in the process of purchasing permanent housing for a disabled and homeless veteran.
Stacia McDonough has worked with local homeless veterans for the past 17 years since the untimely death of her husband at the age of 54. Her incomparable passion for this most worthy cause is unmatched as she has always been exceptionally active with veterans who have fallen on hard times.
“It is our duty to do our utmost and help these veterans who are risking their lives for our countless freedoms. For their noble service and sacrifice, they deserve daily necessities and a home, stability and dignity. Veteran homelessness is a massive epidemic that unfortunately receives minimal media attention, therefore Americans are unaware that it has reached exponential proportions. There are approximately 40,000 homeless veterans sleeping rough. It is estimated that more than 22 veterans commit suicide every day. These heartbreaking statistics are categorically unacceptable. These statistics need to be addressed and eradicated,” says Stacia McDonough.
Foursomes (includes breakfast, lunch, appetizer and dinner) and sponsorships are still available.
For more information about the Independence for Veterans Golf Outing, or their missions, visit their website or i4v.org or call 908-470-1930.
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