, Derry, New Hampshire

June 20, 2013

Londonderry Rotary Club supports veterans

By Julie Huss

---- — LONDONDERRY — The Londonderry Rotary Club continues its mission to support veterans’ organizations.

The club donated more than $16,000 to support three veterans groups, presenting checks to the Avery Ministry Center, Homes for Our Troops and Liberty House Inc.

The presentations were made at a Rotary meeting June 11 at the Coach Stop in Londonderry.

Rotary fundraising chairman Deb Waitt said the three donations were made possible by proceeds from various Rotary events held during the year.

Avery Ministry Center, based in Londonderry, is the home of the local Vet-to-Vet program and received $400 from the local Rotary club.

A donation of $5,368 was presented to Homes for Our Troops, a group based in Massachusetts that serves injured veterans and their families.

The third donation for $10,736 went to Liberty House Inc., offering transitional housing, medical and job assistance for homeless veterans in New Hampshire.

“We are going to be able to impact so many veterans,” Waitt said.

The Londonderry club was chartered on Aug. 26, 1980. Throughout the years, it has supported many different local causes, as well as supporting Rotary International missions.

On the home front, local Rotarians provide high school scholarships and support for many charities, including Warm Homes, local food pantries and the veterans groups.