Raleigh, NC, June 28, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- For the third consecutive year Enable America is helping support wounded warriors through partnership with EDM America’s 4USTroops Charity Golf Tournament, being held Monday June 30 at the Prestonwoood County Club in Cary, NC.
“Service members and their families deserve our support, especially those injured as a result of their service,” said Arun Singh, VP of Global Operations and COO of EDM Americas. “Once again we’re proud to play our part through this charity tournament, thanks to partners like Enable America who help make it possible.”
Most of the proceeds from the event go to NC veterans who have been injured during military service. For the first time in the event’s three-year history four veterans will be honored with donation checks to help in their transition from the military to civilian life. They are SSG Oliver Hughes, US Army; LCPL Nathan Jakubisin, USMC; SPC William Stewart, US Army; and SSG Carlton Duncan, US Army.
“Each of the military members we’ll honor at the tournament are to be commended for their service, and remembered for their sacrifice,” said Chet Culver, Enable America board member and former governor of Iowa. Governor Culver will represent Enable America at the post tournament presentation ceremony.
Those who cannot attend the tournament are invited to watch online. For the first time the event will be streamed live on the internet, and can be found here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/edm-americas-to-host-charity-golf-outing-edm-4-us-troops
“This tournament is a business and community-supported event which recognizes North Carolina’s veterans and their sacrifice. We’re honored to work with EDM Americas in raising not just proceeds, but also awareness for deserving service members,” said Sandy Moonert, Enable America Program Director who is based in Raleigh and serves on the tournament organizing committee. “EDM is a strong supporter of the Enable America cause to improve employment for disabled veterans and wounded warriors.”
Enable America is rapidly growing to support the needs of people with disabilities and the NC military community. The nonprofit improves the employment of people with disabilities through events that include Career Mentoring Days, VetConnect Programs, and Business to Business Meetings that promote diversity in the workplace.
Most notable among Enable America’s 2014 expansion is growth in the organization’s VetConnect Job Seekers Workshops, providing employment support to military in transition. Job Seekers Workshops have been held at Ft. Bragg since 2012, but with added support from the Duke Energy Foundation the program is expanding this year to also support military at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, NC, and Camp Lejeune, NC.
Companies, service organizations, and people with disabilities are invited to learn more about Enable America’s programs at EnableAmerica.org. Companies interested in Enable America’s Employment Partner Program can contact Executive Director Chris Jadick at Chris.Jadick@EnableAmerica.org, or by phone at (813) 222-3204.
About Enable America: Enable America was established in 2002 by attorney Richard Salem as a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities find employment and live independently. The organization’s Community Connections, Business Connections, and VetConnect programs unite members of the disability community and business community to raise awareness and increase employment opportunities for the more than 56 million Americans with disabilities, including our nation’s wounded warriors. More information can be found on the organization’s web site, www.EnableAmerica.org.