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April 23, 2016 Schools and Libraries

HPU Fraternity and Independence Fund Team Up to Surprise Local Veteran

From: High Point University

HIGH POINT, N.C – The Independence Fund, a leading national veterans organization and local North Carolina non-profit, in connection with the brothers of Kappa Alpha Order at High Point University and the Heal Team 6 organization, have teamed up to surprise and change the life of a local veteran.

An initiative by HPU’s Kappa Alpha Order called Operation KARE has raised the funds to purchase a Track Chair for a local wounded veteran. This special chair allows wounded veterans the ability to regain mobility and independence. The presentation of this chair will occur as a surprise to Mike Verardo at 6 p.m. on April 23 in HPU’s Greek Village. For more information on Mike Verardo, click here.

“The Independence Fund is deeply grateful for the hard work and dedication that the Kappa Alpha Order at High Point University has put in to help support one of our nation’s heroes,” said Tommy Reiman, executive director of the Independence Fund. “Thanks to their commitment and outreach a distinguished combat veteran will be able to achieve a new measure of independence, mobility and quality of life.”

"The brothers of KA have spent months raising the money through the collection of individual donations, sponsorships and a direct mailing campaign,” says Michael Esposito, Kappa Alpha president. “In addition to the Independence Fund, Heal Team 6, a non-profit organization based in Chicago, has provided much needed logistical support and resources necessary to realize this ultimate goal. We are very pleased that our work will be able to support such a worthy cause.”

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