Golfers Compete to Support Wounded Veterans
Lantana Golf Tournament Raises Funds to Build Adapted Homes for Veterans
LANTANA, TX – June 15, 2015 – On the heels of National Flag Day, non-profit Helping A Hero hosted the Lantana Golf Tournament today to benefit construction of adapted homes for wounded veterans. Golfers, business, and others came out to support the mission, compete, and meet two local Heroes—SSgt (Ret.) Johnnie Yellock II, USAF and Cpl (Ret.) Hardy “Sonny” Mills, USMC. The non-profit is currently working on an adapted home for SSgt (Ret.) Yellock in Lantana.
“This community has really come together to rally behind SSgt (Ret.) Yellock and our other Heroes in the Wounded Hero Home Program,” states Helping A Hero Chairman, Bob Clark. “Helping A Hero understands the critical role the community plays in the lives of these veterans as they adjust to their ‘new normal,’ and we couldn’t be more thrilled by the response from the Lantana area.”
Helping A Hero adapted homes are not free. The homes are typically valued at $250,000 and, unlike similar organizations, are provided to veterans for a mortgage of about $50,000 and a commitment to reside in the home for at least 10 years.
“We, veterans, are very capable people. It’s refreshing to be offered a hand up rather than a handout,” states SSgt (Ret.) Yellock.
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