In conjunction with Veteran’s Day, it is becoming a tradition to honor Cape Cod military members and their families at a Fall Fundraising Gala for Heroes in Transitions.
The theme “We Are Family” will focus will be on the impact Heroes in Transition (HIT) provides with programs for military families in the Cape Cod area. HIT has long supported the family unit through deployments, frequent relocations, and emergencies that arise because of military service.
Thirteen years ago, the Mashpee-based non-profit, Cyndy and the late Kenneth Jones founded HIT to honor the legacy of their son, Marine Captain Eric Jones who was killed during a combat mission in Afghanistan in 2009. Since its founding, HIT has continued to extend support to the families behind each service member. The primary focus of HIT programs falls into four buckets: healing individuals, strengthening relationships, building community, and empowering the individuals and their families.
Heroes in Transition Gala Event
This year’s Gala, held at The Coonamessett in Falmouth, on Saturday November 12th is open to the public and is a major fundraiser to bring awareness of the work and support provided by HIT. Tickets are on sale for $125 per person now but ONLY through October 31. Click here to order yours now.
During the evening there will be several featured speakers including Nicole Spencer, Executive Director and Cyndy Jones, President, and Co-Founder. In addition, Ellen and David Berube of Martha’s Vineyard, a military couple who have participated in previous HIT programs such as Couples Retreats and other outings for military couples. Rumor has it that there may also be a surprise visit by Doug, the Quahog.
In addition to speakers, there will be a video highlighting HIT’s work over the past year including interviews with veterans, military couples, service members, military spouses, and military families who have benefited from HIT.
Last but most important is the fundraising aspect of the evening. To raise critical funds to make HIT’s work possible, there will be both Silent and Live Auctions, led by Master of Ceremonies and Auctioneer, Troy Clarkson of Falmouth, who is pumped up to get the bids high.
Community Support for Heroes in Transition
The more funds raised, the more service members, veterans, and military families that HIT can help. The success of the organization is dependent on events like this and the generosity of our community.
Join Heroes in Transition as the community comes together for an inspiring evening that will celebrate the critical work HIT is doing to assist service members, veterans, and military families in the Cape Cod region.
Or contact them to inquire about the many volunteer oportunities. Click here for more information- https://heroesintransition.org/programs/).