Funds raised will be used to develop a retreat for spouses caring for wounded soldiers
Nashville, Tenn.—On May 11, the Nashville Republican Women (NRW) hosted a benefit luncheon to support Not Alone, a not for profit organization dedicated to empowering veterans and their families by providing free, confidential support, programs and resources that help them face the challenges of life after war. The event, which was held at the Richland Golf Club, featured a silent auction that raised $6,400 toward the creation of a special retreat for women and men caring for a loved one injured in war.
“Our club is so inspired by Not Alone’s work providing much needed services and support to military families,” said Carolyn Amiot, president of NRW. “There are thousands of women and men who are facing emotionally and physically challenging situations on a daily basis. When we learned about the caregiver retreat, which will provide caregivers of wounded soldiers with information, counseling, and opportunities to form friendships and share coping methods, we jumped at the chance to help.”
In addition to the silent auction, the luncheon featured a special legislative update and question and answer session with Representative Beth Harwell, Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives, and a performance by John Mansfield who portrayed Abraham Lincoln giving the Gettysburg Address.
“We can’t thank the Nashville Republican Women enough for their support,” said Mike Jones, Executive Director of Not Alone. “The funds raised at this luncheon will allow us to host our first-ever caregiver retreat in August, a weekend of therapy, entertainment, relaxation and fun that will bring together both seasoned and new caregivers to learn from one another and share their experiences.”
with Mike Jones of Not Alone
About Not Alone
Not Alone is dedicated to empowering warriors and families by providing free, confidential support, programs and resources that help them face the challenges of life after war. The national not-for-profit organization offers information and a range of support services including self-assessment tools, a supportive online community, anonymous forums, eGroups, face-to-face counseling and a 24-hour crisis line. For more information, please call 888.497.0379 or visit www.notalone.com.