LELAND, NC (June 30, 2015)- The Compass Pointe Veterans Club just raised $25,000 for Chapter 11 of the Disabled American Veterans organization during a Memorial Day Weekend Celebration. This event was held at the Grand Lanai at Compass Pointe in Leland and included a golf cart parade, flag ceremony, silent auction, a gala, musical entertainment by Wilmington-based Harbor Towne Fest Band, and a very special visit from The Red Wolves team, an aircraft from HSC-84 Naval Station in Norfolk Virginia that conducted a fly over and acknowledgment of veterans from the air.
Ed Hulser, founding member and steering committee chairperson served with a similar team, the HAL-3 Navy Seawolves, in Vietnam. Ed initiated the formation of The Compass Pointe Veterans Club, along with other veteran residents in 2014 to provide support for the many residents that are veterans, as well as give back to veterans in the greater Wilmington area.
The Veterans Club chose to support Disabled American Veterans as a way to actively support the greater community and was excited about the difference they are making in so many lives. The Wilmington chapter of Disabled American Veterans has processed 2100 claims for veterans and their families, and has transported 720 veterans to VA Hospitals in Fayetteville and Durham, and another 120 to various local medical appointments. Their Benevolence Committee also provides emergency support to veterans and their families by covering utility bills, rent and emergency advances in times of need.
The Compass Pointe Veterans Club currently has 47 members and is growing every day. This fundraiser was the second of its kind. The first was on Veterans Day 2014, which resulted in $10,000 raised for DAV. During this event, four members of the Golden Knights, an all-veteran parachute team performed a jump stunt, parachuting in the official American flag that now flies proudly at the front of the Compass Pointe Grand Lanai which also displays a plaque in honor of all veterans and in memory of all those who have given their lives in service to our country.
In response to the efforts and donations made during these fundraisers, Ed Hulser states, “The good people of Compass Pointe are the most generous people I have ever met, and I am amazed and very grateful for their generosity.”
About Disabled American Veterans
The Wilmington Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a nonprofit, volunteer only organization that provides community support to veterans with disabilities and their families. The Wilmington DAV Chapter 11 has supported Pender, New Hanover and Brunswick Counties since 1978.
About Compass Pointe
Compass Pointe is a gated, residential community 10 minutes from Wilmington, NC. It offers new luxury homes and resort style amenities. It is currently home to approximately 450 residents and has plans for more than 2,000 homes.