Project New Hope raffles Mustang to benefit veterans

Project New Hope is hosting a raffle for a chance to win a 2011 Ford Mustang convertible at the Tee It Up for the Troops Golf Tournament banquet at The Pines on August 26. The proceeds from the raffle will benefit area veterans through Project New Hope.

Following wartime service, many veterans and their families have a tough time making the transition back to the lives they led before the war. Spikes are seen in divorce, substance abuse, job loss, home loss, physical abuse, and suicide. Two out of three veterans that require some form of help are not getting or seeking it.

Project New Hope was founded by Lions member Bruce Billington. This program is designed to help provide veterans and their families the education, training, and skills necessary to manage their lives after wartime service with the help from the Department of Veteran Affairs.

A golf tournament and raffle is being held to help in these efforts at the Tee It Up for the Troops Golf Tournament at The Pines. Each team of four golfers will be teamed up with a veteran. For more information contact Lions Past District Governor Peter or Margaret Van Erp at 218-385-3446 or

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