DETROIT, March 17, 2011 – Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund (FWSF) is a Livonia, Mich.-based nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to helping those veterans (and their families) in Michigan who return from campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan and find themselves in need of financial support and assistance. In coordination with Families United and Operation Care Package Michigan, FWSF will host its 6th Annual Dinner & Auction on March 26, 2011. Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih, from Dearborn, Mich., will make a special guest appearance at the event to show her support for the cause. FWSF Co-Founder Chris Cornelius made the announcement.
The annual event will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Suburban Collection Showplace (formerly Rock Financial Showcase), located at 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi, Mich. WDIV Meteorologist Chuck Gaidica will serve as the event’s master of ceremonies, while Colonel Oliver North and Commander Kirk S. Lippold will be featured as the night’s keynote speakers.
“I am honored to be given the opportunity to come home and support a wonderful cause like Fallen and Wounded Soldiers,” said Fakih. “I have a great amount of respect for our armed forces and the protection they provide for our country everyday.It’s a tremendous privilege for me to share this evening with the troops and their families.”
Since its inception in 2006, the FWSF has raised nearly $1,000,000 to help wounded or fallen soldiers and their families. Returning troops often face delays in getting assistance from the government. The FWSF has the ability to quickly help those families in need, from paying travel expenses for families to visit their recovering loved ones at Walter Reed Hospital in D.C., to living expenses, foreclosure assistance and home modifications to create accessible living quarters.
Tickets for the event, which includes a silent auction, dinner and open bar, are available now for $100 per person. For more information and to RSVP to this event, please contact Ann Cornelius at (248) 346-5976 or [email protected].
Established in 2006, the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund
(FWSF) is a Livonia, Mich.-based nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to helping those veterans (and their families) in Michigan who return from the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns and find themselves in need of financial support and assistance related to a variety of areas, from medical expenses to housing costs. The FWSF is an all-volunteer organization and its members are a diverse collection of concerned people from Michigan’s business and private sectors. For more information, please visit www.fwsf.org.