Fundraising event for in-need veterans at Howie’s Restaurant
NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Local Jeep enthusiasts and veteran supporters came together this afternoon around 1 o’clock to raise money for local veteran’s in need at Howie’s Restaurant in North Providence.
The event featured a display of off-road vehicles, outside barbeque, a bar, and raffles. All proceeds going to Operation Stand Down Rhode Island, a local non-profit that assists local veterans with housing, employment, and basic human needs.
“Jeep Life of the Northeast has generously supported Operation Stand Down Rhode Island for the past several years. Like many Americans, our in-need veterans are struggling with rising food and fuel costs making it difficult for them to maintain stable housing and overcome other barriers”, said Erik Wallin, Executive Director of Operation Stand Down Rhode Island.