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Veterans raise money for fellow soldiers

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SOMERS POINT - Veterans from South Jersey gathered in Somers Point Sunday afternoon to raise money for their fellow soldiers that will return home from combat and may suffer from physical or psychological problems.

The American Legion in Somers Point holds two fundraisers a year.

And at today's Beef and Beer benefit, officials with the American Legion presented a check of $1500 to Veteran's Haven North, a state organization that provides temporary housing for veterans that are coming home and may be disabled.

The money raised will furnish one room in the Veteran's North Facility.

"So much is lacking. When a veteran returns home, he doesn't have a lot of support from the government. A lot of times it's as simple as trying to provide food for them. A lot of times they are disabled," says David Eastlack, President of Somers Point American Legion.

Eastlack also says he wants to continue to fundraise so that he can provide the best support possible for veterans that are in need.

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