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Fundraiser helps send paralyzed vets to Wheelchair Games

Fundraiser helps send paralyzed vets to Wheelchair Games. (NTV News)

A local nonprofit is doing its part to help disabled veterans become more active.

Sport shooters came to Fort Kearney shooting sports complex on Saturday in order to help raise money to send area paralyzed vets to the wheelchair games in Cincinnati next month.

Members of the organization "Heroes Across Nebraska" said hosting events like this can make a big difference.

"It's to get our veterans out of the house and to do more active things," said Heroes Across Nebraska volunteer Lois Dickerson. "Because we have been having too many veterans committing suicide because it's like they have nothing to do. They're just in their home."

"People are encouraged when they're outside when the sun is shining when they can be free out here and relax and enjoy life itself," said Heroes Across Nebraska's Roy Gray. "Our whole goal is to enhance their life and this is just one avenue we're using."

Organizers said nearly $500 was raised at Saturday's fundraiser. A golf tournament will be held at the Elk's golf club on July 9 to help fund the Cincinnati trip.

More information about Heroes Across Nebraska can be found by visiting heroesacrossnebraska.org, or calling Roy Gray at 308-325-1607.

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