Veterans Day lunch to benefit homeless female veterans
For the third year, the Quidnessett Country Club, 630WPRO & 99.7FM, AM790, 92PROFM and Lite Rock 105 are partnering with area businesses to raise funds to benefit Operation Stand Down Rhode Island’s Cpl. Holly Charette Home.
The Veterans Day Women Warriors 2013 luncheon at the Quidnessett Country Club will honor the many selfless women who have served our country and feature three female warrior panelists and a key speaker whose stories of leadership and service will be motivational to everyone in attendance. Tickets are $50 per person.
The Marine CPL Holly Charette Home is owned and operated by Operation Stand Down Rhode Island. The home was opened in July of 2010 and became Rhode Island’s first and only transitional housing for homeless female veterans. The home houses six female veterans at any one time. It is dedicated in honor of Marine CPL Holly Charette, who lost her life June 23, 2005 when her convoy was struck by a suicide bomber in the Anbar province of Falujuah, Iraq. Hailing from Cranston, Marine CPL Charette was Rhode Island’s first female killed in Iraq. For additional information, contact Julie Frisone at 383-4730.