Women Veterans to be Honored at Annual Salute to Servicewomen Golf Classic
Women golfers will gather on Tuesday, June 16th at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury to remember, recognize and honor women veterans with a day of ceremony and fun golf! 100% of the money raised from the event assists women veterans that are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless -none is used for administrative costs.
A group of women golfers from a variety of women golf organizations are partnering with the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (mac-v.org), a 501(c)3 organization to host the third annual event . Lori Windschitl, chair of the event and former president of MN Metro EWGA says, “We think this is a great way to thank the women who served in the Armed Forces and make sure that those who need help get the help they need.”
Women have served in every one of America’s conflicts and today women make up about 15% of the military. Unfortunately, these women experience some of the same difficulties as their male counterparts plus they also face issues that are more prevalent among women including abusive relationships and being a single parent.
Here are just two examples of how the money raised for MACV in 2014 assisted women veterans.
Lori is a 27-year old Army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan. She and her minor daughter were evicted from their housing and spent a few nights in their car. MACV helped them find an apartment and paid the deposit and first month’s rent. Lori was also helped with employment and is now stable.
Julie is an Army veteran with two children; they were living in a shelter for battered women. MACV’s helped them get into an apartment and pay off bills that accrued as a result of her divorce and homelessness. She is now working and independent.
For information on the tournament visit them at www.birdeasepro.com/SaluteToServicewomen
Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV), a 501(c)3 organization exists to directly help veterans and their families affected by homelessness or those in danger of becoming homeless. It also strives to serve, inform, educate and train others to carry a message of hope. As a result, MACV sets a national standard for respectfully meeting housing and supportive service needs of veterans while maintaining the worth and dignity of all those involved.