ShopRite Donates $250,000 to The Committee for the Families of War Veterans
Dan O’Kane, center, president of The Committee for the Families of War Veterans, accepts a check for $250,000 from Tom Urtz, right, vice president of operations for ShopRite Supermarkets Inc.
The funds were raised from ShopRite’s annual Veterans Fundraising Campaign during the 2019 campaign year where 35 ShopRite stores throughout New York and New Jersey collected donations at checkout and held community events to raise the funds.
“I would like to thank ShopRite for their continued support of our veterans and their families, we are fortunate and grateful to have such a committed corporate partner,” said O’Kane, who is 1st Vice President of the Construction Contractors Association Board of Directors and heads O’Kane Enterprises, Ltd. “Our vets have sacrificed so much and we in turn have a responsibility to help in any way we can. God Bless our veterans and God Bless America.”
The Committee for the Families of War Veterans is a not-for-profit organization helping greater Hudson Valley veterans and their families with assistance when critical expenses arise related to fundamental needs like housing, transportation, and food.
The check presentation was made August 5 at The Amity Foundation for Healing with Horses barn, one of several local organizations that will benefit from ShopRite’s fundraising efforts. Accepting with O’Kane was Christian Farrell, board member of The Committee for the Families of War Veterans.