Event raises thousands for wounded Mississippi veterans

Event raises thousands for wounded Mississippi veterans
The Veterans Picnic presented a $4,000 check to the Wounded Minutemen of Mississippi. (Source: WDAM)

COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - Organizers of a Marion County Veterans Day fundraising event have donated $4,000 to an organization that provides financial help to wounded Mississippi veterans.

The Veterans Picnic Committee gave a check for that amount to the Wounded Minutemen of Mississippi at the 2nd Street Bean in Columbia on Thursday morning. The money was raised during an annual car show and picnic at the Columbia Water Park last November.

The funds, along with other money raised, will be presented to some deserving veterans during an annual benefit golf tournament in April.

In the last eight years, that tournament has raised nearly $280,000, which has been given to 53 wounded Mississippi veterans.

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