Wounded Minutemen get $7K from Columbia donors

Wounded Minutemen get $7K from Columbia donors

COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - An organization which financially helps wounded veterans has received more than $7,000 in donations from two Columbia fundraising events.

Thursday, Wounded Minutemen of Mississippi got $5,000 from the Columbia Veterans Picnic Committee.

That money was raised during an annual picnic and car show in November at the Columbia Water Park.

The organization also got $2,012 from a softball tournament last May. It was organized by Danielle Moore, the 2015 Miss Mississippi American Co-Ed.

Both donations were presented at the Second Street Bean in Columbia.

The money will be combined with funds that will be raised during an annual golf tournament in Purvis next March.

It will be given to several wounded veterans during the tournament.

In the last seven years, Wounded Minutemen of Mississippi has given nearly $200,000 to about 40 wounded veterans in the state.