Lone Pine Ladies Golf Association Helps Local Veterans

Lone Pine Ladies Golf Association presents check to City Mission

Lone Pine Ladies Golf Association Hosts 5th Annual Chili Cook-off - Proceeds Donated to the Crabtree-Kovacicek Veterans House

On Saturday,January 26, the Lone Pine Ladies Golf Association hosted their fifth annual chili cook-off.  All proceeds from the event were donated to City Mission in support of the Crabtree-Kovacicek Veterans House.

In addition to funds raised at the cook off, the members of the Ladies Golf Association also collected boxes and boxes of personal items for the veterans, including towels, socks, toothpaste, deodorant, pillowcases, and 22 sets of bed sheets for the 22-bed facility. 

“Many of our members have husbands who are veterans or sons who serve in the military,” said Michele Rose, President of the Lone Pine Ladies Golf Association.  “We’ve been looking for ways to serve veterans in Washington County.  It was very important to us that the money raised stay in our community.”

A few months ago, Rose asked City Mission Capital Campaign Coordinator, Judi Kovacicek, to give a presentation about the Crabtree House to the members of the Ladies Golf Association. 

“We knew five minutes into the presentation where our money was going,” said Rose.  “It just all took off from there.” 

When Rose came to City Mission along with Peggy Thornburg, Vice President of the Ladies Golf Association, for the check presentation on Thursday, February 7, Kovacicek and City Mission President/CEO, Dean Gartland, took them on a tour of the building. 

“It was truly an inspiring experience,” said Rose. “We were so impressed.  The facility is just fabulous, and the veterans we met were so open and pleasant.  It was like we were talking with friends.”

Sadly,veterans are 50% more likely to become homeless than non-veterans, and they tend to remain homeless longer. Two-thirds of homeless veterans struggle with substance abuse.  Over half suffer from mental illness,including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. On average, 22 veterans commit suicide each day. 

City Mission’s Crabtree-Kovacicek Veterans House provides a place of dignity for veterans to heal together.  It is a supportive community of veterans helping each other, and the program is specifically designed to address the unique needs and challenges of veterans. 

“I had n oidea the Crabtree House existed until recently,” said Rose.  “Most of the people I know had no idea.  We just hope in some small way, we can help raise awareness of the need in our community and the work that the Crabtree-Kovacicek Veterans House is doing for local veterans.”

“We’re pleased to give back to these men who have already given so much.”

February 12, 2019
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