TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation will continue offering various services to wounded veterans thanks in part to donations like the one received during its annual July luncheon.
The Hall Buick GMC Family in Tyler presented Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation with a check for $13,160 on Thursday. The money was collected during the dealership’s Warrior Month, which donates proceeds from each vehicle sold to the foundation.
“We have different projects, such as two retreats a year where we invite 60 to 70 warriors and their families to come in for a 3-day retreat,” said Dick Goetz, founder and chairman of Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation. “We also do three pro-am golf events -- one in Amarillo, one in Horseshoe Bay, and one here in Tyler.”
The foundation was started in 2007, and has focused on helping wounded warriors who live in Texas. He added that donations received over the years have done much for the bodies and minds of hundreds of wounded warriors.
“This is our 12th year, and in our 12 years we’ve raised over $6.5 million, and we’ve helped over 650 wounded warriors and their families,” Goetz said.
Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation presented the Hall family with a plaque in honor of their contribution.