San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) October 17, 2013
Prudential PenFed Realty wants to recognize the dedicated efforts that went into an extremely successful fundraising event put on by the Texas Council of Residential Specialists (Texas CRS Chapter). The “Honky Tonkin’ for Heroes” event raised over $22,000. Proceeds from this charity fundraiser will benefit the Warrior & Family Support Center and San Antonio Wounded Warriors.
The Warrior & Family Support Center is located at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, and focuses on the rehabilitation of veterans who have been burned and/or are amputees. On average, a wounded warrior stays at the center for a year and a half. The funds raised will also go towards the San Antonio based Moonlight Fund, which helps burn victims and their families come together in the healing process.
Scott Caballero, president of the Texas CRS Chapter and managing broker of Prudential PenFed Realty’s San Antonio office, coined the event as, “Veterans helping Veterans.” Every year Texas CRS Chapter holds a fundraiser, and this year Caballero proposed doing something for those who have sacrificed so much—our veterans and wounded warriors. There were a total of 21 veterans at this year’s event. Caballero is a veteran himself with nine years in the Army, which included a tour in Iraq from November 1990 through June 1991.
”It was such an honor to help out our veterans at this event. We can’t do enough to show our support and appreciation for all of their efforts,” said Caballero.
Event tickets sold for $40 each, and those monies along with the private donations and auction items are what helped the event raise such a sizeable amount. Some of the auction items included multimedia art, jewelry, golf packages, sports tickets, timeshare packages for Hawaii and Belize, electronics, performing arts tickets, gift baskets and cards, and additional items donated by local businesses and individuals.
The funds raised will also directly support two veterans, both of whom were injured in Afghanistan, with their training in the real estate profession. Their tuition for real estate school, as well as dues for one year, will be paid for in an effort to help them establish a career in real estate after they retire from the military.
As a result of what was considered to be friendly fire from the Afghans that they were supporting, these same two veterans are eligible to receive Purple Heart awards. To date, due to unknown delays, these two veterans have yet to receive their awards. Caballero is working with Congressman Pete Gallego to resolve the matter. In the interim, the congressman presented each of the wounded warriors with a United States flag that was flown over the capital. This recognition did bring comfort to both soldiers.
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