Good Samaritan Society makes contribution to benefit Honor Flight
Jul 31, 2013
(Las Cruces, N.M.) – Residents and staff members from Good Samaritan Society – Las Cruces Village presented a $2,000 check to local Honor Flight organizer, Harry Monahan on July 31. In the audience were many veterans who have been on Honor Flights in recent years.
The money was raised in March during the Bataan Memorial Death March by Good Samaritan Society centers across the country. Nine members of the Good Samaritan Society, four from New Mexico and five from other parts of the country, were among the more than 5,000 people who participated in the memorial run.
The Good Samaritan Society raised more than $13,000: $3,000 for the national Honor Flight Organization, $2,000 for local Honor Flight use, and $8,000 for Zimbabwe’s Karanda Mission Hospital, which needs a new $50,000 X-ray machine. Karanda Mission is an outreach project of the Good Samaritan Society.
Harry Monahan (right) accepts a $2,000 contribution to the Honor Flight program from residents and staff members at Good Samaritan Society – Las Cruces Village. Harry serves on the board of directors for the local Honor Flight group that works to recognize World War II veterans. The group plans large-group visits to the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. The contribution from Las Cruces Village will pay for two veterans to join the flight in October 2013. Most of the residents in attendance for the award were veterans. Those people dressed in yellow jackets in the photo have partipcated in Honor Flights over the past five years.
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