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.
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
Please Join Us At Spring Mill Country Club
Monday, August 31st, 2020
Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.
- Abraham Lincoln
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: 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:
"We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause." -
- Ronald Reagan
Given the current status of the coronavirus pandemic, the restrictions in Pennsylvania and the uncertainty of the future as it relates to COVID - 19, it is with a great deal of sadness that I write to inform you that we are canceling this year’s Outing on Monday, August 31, 2020. This decision did not come easily for the Committee; but, in the end, our primary concern is for the safety of the participants, volunteers and staff at Spring Mill.
Our friend, Army CPL Kevin McCloskey asked to make a short video about the outing. You can find it here: