Once a month from October to March, 96 ladies from Bonita Bay, Copperleaf, Lighthouse Bay, Pelican Landing, Spring Run, Shadow Wood and Worthington enjoy a friendly Bridge game and lunch. At the End of Season Luncheon they present a check to a local charity.
On March 30th, Dale Mullins happily accepted the check from Pat Smart of Pelican Landing for the Wounded Warriors Project. His comments included the following:
“WWP has been assisting our veterans of today’s wars for the last 10 years. This money will be used for programs that are designed to focus on the Mind, Body, Engagement, and Economic Empowerment. WWP belief is “The individual, not the injury, should define their future.”
“The need is great…. Today’s war total about 40,000 physical injuries and an estimate of 300,000 invisible wounds of war. For these injured veterans the battles don’t end when they come home. WWP has programs that not only focuses on the veteran but on his/her family….the impact on family is 1 to 7.”
“What’s different about today’s wars versus past wars is the number of days in combat. “In WW2 the number of days in combat was less then 30. Today is it over 300… with multiple tours of duty. The mental stress of fatigue (PTSD) is alarming. Evident by high suicide rates, drug/alcohol abuse, domestic violence, and isolation.”
Thanks to all 96 members!