Heroes’ Luncheon to Raise Money to Support North Carolina’s Military Men and Women
12pm, October 31st, Byron’s Southend, 101 N. Worthington Avenue, Charlotte NC
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The North Carolina Heroes’ Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is holding a luncheon in Charlotte, NC to raise funds for the military men and women in North Carolina. The luncheon, which will be held at noon on October 31st, is being presented by FIS Global and is open to the general public. Furthermore, it will feature keynote speaker Senator Richard Burr and Master of Ceremonies, Blair Miller, co-anchor of WSOCTV.
The North Carolina Heroes’ Fund encourages all North Carolinians to attend, but they also welcome sponsorship opportunities. Other sponsors of the event include: Century Link, Duke Energy, General Dynamics, Nucor, Piedmont Natural Gas, and Pike. The organization hopes to receive enough funds through attendance and sponsorships to offer more military families grants this month.
Just this month, the organization was able to grant veteran Bruce French $1,500 to help him pay his monthly rent. French, who served in the military for 12 years and currently provides for his wife and four children, stated that the grant would not only help his family through this financial crisis, but also give him hope that “there is help out there for veterans”. The organization hopes to continue giving support to military men and women in our area such as Mr. French.
The North Carolina Heroes’ Fund was created in January 2007 with the mission of aiding the men and women specifically from North Carolina or those serving at one of North Carolina’s many military installations. The fund, works to grant those who have served in our military and are now enduring hardships as a direct result of their service. For more information, please visit www.ncheroes.org
Leah M. Bartlett
Executive Director North Carolina Heroes Fund