A Madera Elks Lodge luncheon raised $5,100 Saturday for the Wounded Warior Project. Special guests were west coast project coordinator Ken Misa and several soldiers from the Afghanistan and Iraqi conflicts.
The Wounded Warrior Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to honor and empower wounded members of the U.S. armed forces. The project raises awareness and enlists public aid to provide unique and direct programs and services to injured service members.
Guest speaker Charlie Waters is a Marine veteran of the Korean War and president of the Fresno Veteran’s Home, which is set to open in October and can accommodate 300 veterans. He is passionate about veteran’s rights and benefits, and is also a past judge advocate of the American Legion of California and past commandant of the Marine Corps League.
Ken Misa, alumni manager of the Wounded Warrior Project for northern California, believed the event was something special. Misa is a former U.S. Army Ranger and member of the 82nd Airborne Division. He served a tour of duty in Afghanistan and two tours in Iraq...