High Plains Post raised $14,400 for wounded veterans.

On Jan 26, SAME High Plains Post hosted a fundraising gala to benefit wounded warriors. More than 150 attended, resulting with the Post raising almost triple their original goal.

The gala featured guest speaker Tech. Sgt. Joseph Deslauriers, USAF, and Quality of Life Plus (QL+) Executive Director Scott Monet. Tech Sgt. Deslauriers is an explosive ordnance disposal technician who was wounded in Afghanistan while conducting a post blast investigation. QL+ Executive Director Scott Monet gave a brief demonstration on improving the quality of life of wounded warriors using innovative techniques.

QL+ is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to foster and generate innovations to aid and improve the quality of life of those injured in the line of duty. Learn more about QL+ at www.qlplus.org.

The Post raised a total of $14,440 for QL+. Proceeds will be used for improving the quality of life of wounded veterans. To learn more about the SAME High Plains Post, visit www.highplains.same.org.

Dedicated High Plains Post members who organized the gala include Civilian Board of Director & Events Committee Chair Sean Sinclair; Post Secretary Brittani Metzger; Post Treasurer Sherrie Nymeyer; Civilian Board of Director Marianne Long; Post Vice President Shelly Schmidt; Post President Candis Hamilton; Military Board of Director Lt. Col. Anthony Figiera; First Lt. Carter Kunz, USAF; and Second Lt. Robert Frederick, USAF and Post Military Board of Director.

Go to www.same.org/woundedwarrior to find information about the SAME Wounded Warrior Initiative and what you can do to help our veterans.

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