When a group of car enthusiasts known as the North Country Nova Club was dissolved earlier this year, the remaining club funds were required by charter to go to a non-profit organization.
Liberty House, a non-profit organization offering transitional housing as well as medical and job assistance for homeless New Hampshire veterans, was chosen by club President and AG New England Purchasing Manager William Carter. "Liberty House serves veterans and my son is currently serving in the Air Force, so it's fitting that this organization should receive the money."
A check for $549.49 was presented to Liberty House program director Bill Zarakotas at the AG New England Distribution Center in Pembroke, New Hampshire. "You have no idea how many veterans this will feed," said Zarakotas. "For every dollar we raise, we can get $20 worth of food at the Food Bank. This will keep a lot of people fed for quite some time."
"I had no idea how far the money would go. I just wanted to see the funds reach a good cause that was meaningful to me," commented Carter. "I am surprised and thrilled at just how much good it will do."
Liberty House, located at 75 West Baker Street, Manchester, New Hampshire, receives eighty percent of its funding from individual donations and grants from private foundations. During their stay at Liberty House, residents are part of a supportive veteran community that helps to keep them optimistic and committed to their goals. In their cozy, homey atmosphere, veterans feel like part of a family.
More information about Liberty House is available at libertyhousenh.org