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Operation: Military Mom to Parris Island

She has battled MS for more than 20 years, raised a family and now her only son is becoming a Marine. She wants to see her son graduate and march with his platoon, but needs help getting there. Here's how we can help her ...

 

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If you live on the shore line more likely than not you have seen the ever smiling face of Kim (Renchy) Hodge. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis over 20 years ago, she has been a shining example to all of us on positive attitude and community spirit. Kim is a tireless volunteer for the MS Society and also works with the Guilford Agricultural Society and Fair comity. She does more for her town than most able body citizens.

Her only son Andrew recently enlisted in the Marine Corps. He is now in Parris Island South Carolina at basic training and will be graduating August 31, 2012. Kim should see her son march with his platoon but because of the overwhelming expenses of travel due to her disability she simply cannot afford the trip. She requires constant care of an aide and special travel accommodation that add up to approximately $4,000 just for a 3 night stay.

A pasta supper will be sponsored by the Guilford VFW to help in rising the founds to give Kim this gift of a lifetime. Please help support not only this pillar of our community but a young man who has given the next eight years of his life to his country and all of us. Kim and her son deserve to be together on this special day.

Pasta Supper Sponsored by VFW of Guilford
Guilford Community Center
Friday July 20, 2012 5-7pm
Tickets $20 per person $10 Children under 12
Silent auction & 50/50 raffle

Donations can be made at Guilford Savings Bank or by contacting
stephaniegosullivan@gmail.com or call directly at (203)779-9414

 

Donations of gift baskets for silent auction representative of your local business are also greatly appreciated

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