ShopRite Donates $250,000 for Veterans

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   Tom Urtz, vice president of operations for ShopRite Supermarkets Inc., recently presented a check for $250,000 to Dan O’Kane, president of the Committee for the Families of War Veterans and Christian Farrell, board member of the Committee.

The funds were raised from ShopRite’s annual Veterans Fundraising Campaign during the 2019 campaign year where 35 ShopRite stores throughout New York and New Jersey collected donations at checkout and held community events to raise the funds. The check presentation was made at The Amity Foundation for Healing with Horses barn, one of several local organizations that will benefit from ShopRite’s fundraising efforts. 

 “Supporting our local veterans has always been an important cause to our ShopRite team,” said Tom Urtz, vice president of operations, ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. “We are proud to present this donation to The Committee for the Families of War Veterans who do so much good for our veteran community and express our sincere gratitude to everyone who helps makes it possible to support these worthy causes.”

  The Committee for the Families of War Veterans is a not-for-profit organization helping greater Hudson Valley veterans and their families with assistance when critical expenses arise related to fundamental needs like housing, transportation, and food.

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The Amity Foundation for Healing with Horses is one of several local organizations that will benefit from ShopRite’s fundraising efforts. Pictured (from left) are: Rockstarr;  Christine Swanson, Co-Director & Co-founder, The Amity Foundation; Christian Farrell, Board Member, Orange County Families of War Veterans; Dan O’Kane, President, Orange County Families of War Veterans; Tom Urtz, VP Operations, ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc.; Rom; & Gloria Smith, Board of Directors President, The Amity Foundation. 

 

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