Thursday, August 28, 2014

Derby/Shelton AMVETS Post 43 team is top fundraiser

The Derby/Shelton AMVETS Post 43 2014 Sunset Run For The Warriors Team, from left: Raquel Homes, Jennifer Casceillo, Bonnie Dunlap, Tammy Duda, Tonya Dzwonkowski, CaraMarie Carbonis, Shawn Allen, Lauren Cust, Al Meadows, Fred Benham. 
Front row: Arabella Carboni, Ronan Carboni, and Mary Mae Cust. Team members Josh Phillips, Zola Quoa, and Zake Phillips missing from photo. / Contributed photo

For the second year in a row Shelton resident Lauren Cust, a wounded warrior from Operation Iraqi Freedom, and her Derby/Shelton AMVETS (American Veterans) Post 43 team were the top fundraisers for the (5th) Annual Sunset Run For The Warriors at the Huntington Green Aug. 17.
Lauren was the top individual fundraiser and AMVETS Post 43 was the top team fundraiser with $1,445 donated for the race.
Post 43 has more thanr 30 female veteran members and over 50 Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)/Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans out of a total of 150 members.

The mission of Hope For The Warriors is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.

Veterans and non-veterans are invited to join future AMVETS Post 43 teams. Visit them on Facebook: CT AMVETS Post 43 or Operation Gift Cards

This is a press release from Shelton resident Al Meadows.

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