Cow Harbor Warriors Donate $75K to Help Local Veterans in Need

By  | North Patch | 

12194936_866740393433604_3481751106075216653_oThe nonprofit Cow Harbor Warriors donated a total of $75,000 to local veteran organizations to help veterans in need during a ceremony at Huntington Town Hall on Monday.

Cow Harbor Warriors, a veteran organization that honors and enables post 9/11 wounded veterans and veterans in need, handed checks to The Semper Fi Fund, The Disabled American Veterans Transportation Network, Paws of Wars and the Northport VA Medical Center.

“This assistance from Cow Harbor Warriors will go a long way toward helping wounded, injured and ill veterans deal with the unexpected challenges – medical, financial or emotional – they encounter on the Homefront,” Karen Guenther, president and CEO The Semper Fi fund, said in a press release.

The Disabled American Veterans Transportation Network will use these funds to purchase a new DAV 12 passenger vehicle, which be used to transport veterans and their families to medical appointments in the tristate area.

Cow Harbor Warriors also teamed up with the nonprofits Team Chris and Hoops for Northport to sponsor service dogs for local wounded veterans.

Team Chris was created in honor of Cpl Christopher G. Scherer, USMC KIA in Iraq, whose mission is to “Honor the Fallen, Support the Troops.” Team Chris and Hoops of Northport, who supports people in need, donated $5,000 each.

Cow Harbor Warriors has donated over $235,000 to veteran organizations since its inception in 2012.

Find more pictures from Monday’s presentation here.

Image via Cow Harbor Warriors Facebook Page