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With the 10th anniversary of September 11th approaching, the nation will certainly pause to honor the heroes and victims of that day, and one organization is hoping for community support to come and join in an event aimed at assisting those men and women who have put their lives in harms way for freedom.

Charles Richardson is an Iraq War veteran who was wounded by road side bombs and returned to the United States with barely any money. He eventually received the care and attention he needed from The Wounded Warrior Project.

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Richardson explains they give needed items to wounded soldiers through donations of any kind. He says the group is also there for soldiers to meet any other needs they may have.

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Richardson quickly got involved once he realized the efforts that are taken to give veterans the care and respect they deserve, he became an alumni of the organization. His first organized fund raiser for Wounded Warrior will take place this Sunday in Decatur and Richardson hopes it the first of many to come.

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The fund raiser is in conjunction with Westminster Presbyterian Church's 2nd Annual Family Fest will be from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at 1360 West Main Street in Decatur. Free games highlight the evening including bags, an auction, and the Millikan Jazz band will be on site as well. There will be a special moment of silence to honor the victims of September 11th at 6:30 p.m.. 

If you would like to assist or want more information you can call Charles Richardson at 217-358-2235.

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