August 7th, 2023
8th Annual Golf Tournament
It is our small way to humbly say “thank you”, and to remind as many of our veterans as we are able that they will not be forgotten……not ever.
Friends for Heroes visit Shamrock Reins
It was an honor to have our foundation Friends for Heroes visit Shamrock Reins and it’s founder Janet Brennan and to be able to present her with s check for $5,000 from Friends for Heroes. Shamrock Reins is a charitable organization that provides equine assisted activities and therapies for veterans, active duty & reserve service members. The work they do is inspiring and life saving. Thank you to the Bucks County Bar Foundation for introducing us to this wonderful place. We promise this will not be the last you see of us, Janet.
We were also, finally, able to complete the fences at our friend, Army CPL Kevin McCloskey’s home. With the pandemic, it took us three years, but we finally got it done. Kevin has participated in our outing and spoke the last three years at our banquet about his injuries from 2008 in Logar Province, Afghanistan. He also told us of the specially designed home that has been built and donated to him and his Wife in Southampton from Homes for our Troops with the help of Friends for Heroes.
How Can We Help?
As many of you are aware, a group of us founded the Friends for Heroes Foundationsix years ago with the stated mission of helping veterans and their families in the area through an annual golf outing. With the help of many of you, we have been able to raise considerable sums of money. This year has been difficult on all of us, but more so on our veterans. The Friends for Heroes Foundation has the financial resources to provide assistance to local veterans and their families to help pay mortgages, pay rent, buy food if necessary or help them provide their families with a happy holiday season. I am hopeful that this message will motivate all of you to share this post with the hope of reaching a veteran or the family of a veteran in need. We cannot reach them on our own.
Please direct message me or email to email@example.com in complete confidence if you are in need of a helping hand. If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution to support our efforts to help area veterans please visit www.friendsforheroes.com. Any help is appreciated and needed.
Coronavirus Help for Veterans
Six years ago, six friends got together and decided to begin a charitable endeavor to help, whenever and wherever we could, local veterans and their families when help was needed. The Friends for Heroes Foundation was born. We are (hopefully) going to have our 6th annual Friends for Heroes Golf Outing at Spring Mill Country Club on Monday, August 10th to raise funds for local veterans. For three years we held a Masters Viewing Party to raise additional funds. Both events were created with the goal of providing financial assistance to deserving local veterans and their families. We are very proud of the assistance we’ve been able to provide over the last six years; not just financial assistance but sweat labor as well.
Now, we are faced with a world that is far different than any of us could have imagined. A world that is creating unique challenges and sometimes devastating consequences for families all across our country – especially for our veterans. It is especially during these challenging times that we need to give a helping hand to those that can benefit most from our help.
If you are a veteran in the tri-state area and in need of financial assistance to get you and your family through this difficult time, please respond confidentially by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your situation, the reason for your need of assistance and your contact information to the Friends for Heroes Foundation and we will do our very best to provide financial help. The mission statement for the Friends for Heroes Foundation says that our goal is to “humbly say ‘thank you,’ and to remind as many of our veterans as we are able that they will not be forgotten…not ever.” It is during times like these that we put our money where our mouth is and truly say “thank you.”
Col. Charles S. Hutt, Ret., Co-Chairman
Jeffrey A. Liebmann, Esquire, Co-Chairman
The Friends for Heroes Foundation
If you were at our events in 2018 & 2019, you heard from our friend, Army CPL Kevin McCloskey, who participated in our outing and spoke about his injuries from 2008 in Logar Province, Afghanistan. In fact, Kevin celebrates his “Alive Day”, every year on June 18th. It was a very moving story. He also told us of the specially designed home that was being donated to him and his Wife in Southampton from Homes for our Troops. You can read more about Kevin’s story here: https://www.hfotusa.org/building-homes/veterans/mccloskey/. We made a commitment that day to Kevin to dedicating our efforts to ensure he was able to move into his home as soon as possible. I am proud to tell you, that with the assistance of Friends for Heroes, Kevin and his wife Bridget took the keys to their new home on January 12th, 2019. What a great day that was to see an entire community welcome Kevin and Bridget home. I encourage you to click on the following links: