Firetruck Pull for Veterans Hosted by Trenton Federation Knights of Columbus

September 28, 2019
Firetruck Pull for Veterans Hosted by Trenton Federation Knights of Columbus

We all know the incredible sacrifice that is made by our men and women of the Armed Services and by their families. They accept the call to serve and the challenge to “protect and defend” our great country. Should it not then fall to their countrymen to reciprocate and protect them in their hour of need. Our wounded veterans face many challenges – medical, physical, psychological, and social.

Saturday, September 28 will be the 1st Annual Central NJ Colombian Charities Fire Truck Pull Challenge for Wounded Veterans located at Lakewood BlueClaws Stadium’s parking lot. Proceeds will benefit the Gary Sinise Foundation, Mission 22, and local veterans! The event is brought to you by the Trenton Federation Knights of Columbus. There will be entertainment, food, games, and plenty of free parking!

  • For registration forms, call 609-771-0095 or email firetruckpull16@gmail.com.
  • Deadline for entering a team is September 15th. 2019.
  • The entry fee is $1,500.00 for a team of 20.

Homeless vets have sadly become a common sight. On just one single night in January last year, our country had 37,800 homeless vets and 23,300 of them without shelter. The image of a vet living on the streets with nothing more than a discarded piece of cardboard is not only an embarrassment but also deplorable. Many veterans see no light at the end of the tunnel. Twenty-two veterans commit suicide daily and the number continues to rise.  We as a nation must own this statistic.  As Peter O’Rourke, former Director of Veteran Affairs, said, “One life lost to suicide is one life too many.”

The Knights have a proven track record in fundraising. Last year the Trenton Federation Knights of Columbus raised and donated over $185.6 million in donations for charitable needs and projects.  Members also volunteered over 75.6 million hours of charity work.  Our charitable activities include local, national and international projects including, but not limited to, Special Olympics, the Global Wheelchair Missions, Habitat for Humanity, Coats for Kids, Food for Families  as well as many local projects including food banks and veterans programs.