Fundraiser to benefit Wet Veterans program

The after-church lunch crowd might mark this one on the calendar.

Barbecue, entertainment and a silent auction are planned at noon Sunday, Sept. 29, at Acton United Methodist Church to benefit the Wet Veterans organization.

Proceeds will help purchase a portable pool chair lift for use at the Wet Veterans program at the YMCA. Two sets of steps currently provide access to the pool.

Established by Pat Stewart and her husband, Mike, the Wet Veterans program will provide water recreation and exercise, speakers and social activities for area veterans. The nonprofit organization is affiliated with Project 44 outreach programs.

After her brother was killed in Vietnam, Pat said she has always wanted to do something that helps veterans.

Wet Veterans, also known as Wet Vets, will provide veterans with peer-to-peer interaction, as well as speakers based on the needs of those in the Wet Vets group.

The group will meet each Friday, starting Nov. 1, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the YMCA. The Y will provide lifeguards and donate use of the pool.

Volunteers are needed to make the Wet Vets program a reality. Volunteers will provide weekly cookies, snacks and water, and also assist with fundraising, record keeping and correspondence by phone/text and email.

Training will be provided for volunteers who work as pool assistants, or lead peer-to-peer interaction. All volunteers will go background checks and receive participate in the Safe Haven course online.

To volunteer, make a donation, or make reservations for the fundraiser luncheon, contact Pat Stewart at 817-894-5516, or Mike Stewart at 817-776-0529.

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