Vets raise money to help fellow veterans

The Derby/Shelton AMVETS Post 43 2013 Sunset Run For The Warriors Team, from left are Josh Phillips, Capt. Dean White, Ed Michaud, Jenny McLaughlin, Chris McLaughlin, Lauren Cust, AMVETS State Commander Frank Dlugokinski, John Putnoki, Donald DeYoung and Al Meadows. Not shown: team member Stan Sanders.

The Derby/Shelton AMVETS Post 43 2013 Sunset Run For The Warriors Team, from left are Josh Phillips, Capt. Dean White, Ed Michaud, Jenny McLaughlin, Chris McLaughlin, Lauren Cust, AMVETS State Commander Frank Dlugokinski, John Putnoki, Donald DeYoung and Al Meadows. Not shown: team member Stan Sanders.

 

Shelton resident Lauren Cust, a wounded warrior from Operation Iraqi Freedom, and her Derby/Shelton AMVETS Post 43 team were the top fundraisers for the 4th Annual Sunset Run For The Warriors held on the Huntington Green on Aug. 18.

Cust was the top individual fundraiser and AMVETS Post 43 was the top team fundraiser with $1,055 donated for the race. She was presented a certificate of appreciation from Hope For The Warriors for her efforts.

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. Cust was also awarded a medal for her first place finish in her age category in the 5K race.

Derby resident Josh Phillips, who is the second vice commander of the Derby/Shelton AMVETS Post 43, assisted in the  fundraising efforts. He is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom, and also ran in this race.

AMVETS Post 43 was presented a certificate of appreciation for their fundraising efforts and for the number of team members. Half of the Post 43 team members are wounded warriors and disabled veterans.

For information about AMVETS Post 43 contact Al Meadows 203-929-3357 or [email protected]

 

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