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Homes For Our Troops Event Tops $12,000 In Donations
Wednesday Aug 09, 2017 8:54am
Park Township, St. Joseph Co. - MI

By: Mike Stiles

(PARK TOWNSHIP) – Donations are still coming in for a fund raising event held this past weekend.

Jim and Peggy Fassett held their 8th annual benefit hog roast to raise money for Homes For Our Troops Saturday evening at their home in Park Township. Originally it was reported that the event raised over $11,000 on donations from the over 400 people who attended.

Peggy Fassett has now informed WBET that the total amount raised has gone over the $12,000 mark, with more donations coming in on Sunday and Monday. Fassett says she is amazed at the generosity of those who want to help support our veterans.

All of the funds raised from the hog roast, and other Homes For Our Troops events, will go to help build a home for Army Sergeant Michael Gower and his family in the Dorr, Michigan area. The organization uses the money raised to build or modify homes for veterans with injuries or disabilities.

Gower was injured while on his second deployment to Baghdad in 2007. He suffered a traumatic brain injury along with injuries to his back, both feet and other parts of his body.

Because Gower now uses a motorized scooter to get around, the new home will have extra wide doorways to allow him to move more freely inside. It will also have ramps to help him enter and exit the house.

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