The 4th Annual Military Warrior Heroes Night was a huge hit. The WCMessenger had a great article featuring 1000 Miles Till Home.


WELCOME HOME, SOLDIER – Seats were sold out at the 4th Annual Military Warrior Heroes Night last week, where more than $62,000 was raised to award homes to wounded veterans. Messenger Photo by Joe Duty

1000 Miles Fundraiser

Local charity 1,000 Miles Till Home raised more than $62,000 last Friday at the 4th Annual Military Warrior Heroes Night.

The money will be used to award mortgage-free homes to veterans and their families who have applied through the Wounded Warrior Project, said event founder Wendell Berry. Those familes will be named in June at the J.W. Hart PBR Challenge.

“We’re actually going to be able to give three homes,” Berry said. “Wise County really stepped up and got behind the cause this year. We had a full house.”

He said every table at the event was filled, and the live auctions were particularly successful with some auction winners donating their items back to the families.

“We just had fantastic Wise County participation,” Berry said.

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