Benefit Held To Help Wounded Soldiers

When injured soldiers come home from Iraq and Afghanistan, lots of times all they have is the clothes on their back. That's where a national organization called Wounded Warrior Project steps in to help.

Saturday afternoon, in Mineola, the organization held a barbeque cook-off to raise money for the more than 2,200 service men and women it serves. Proceeds from the event will help the organization provide injured soldiers with clothes, hygiene products and money.

"They do a lot for the soldiers, and it's not just monetary," said Frank Teers, a participant. "They do a lot of psychiatric help and physical therapy. They assist the families in times of need with cash, or help them pay bills and stuff like that."

This is the first Wounded Warrior benefit held in the Mineola area.

Molly Reuter, Reporting.