The SAME Scott Field and St. Louis Posts hosted the first annual Wounded Warrior Gala on Aug. 30 to raise funds and awareness for wounded veterans.
The Gala was held in St. Louis, Mo. in support of The Mission Continues, a St. Louis-based, post-9/11 veterans organization that challenges veterans to serve and lead in communities across America. The Mission Continues awards community service fellowships to post-9/11 veterans, empowering them to transform their own lives by serving others and directly impacting their communities. Eric Greitens, Founder and CEO, The Mission Continues, spoke at the 2012 Joint Engineer Training Conference in St. Louis, which sparked the Posts' interest to partner with the organization.
The Posts presented an $11,000 check to Tony Bryan, Associate Development Director, The Mission Continues. The donation was made possible through the generous contributions of more than 80 attendees including SAME sustaining member firms. The donation will cover the costs for supporting a single Mission Fellow through 2013.
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