PLAINFIELD, NJ -The Yates House for Military Veterans (TYHMV) hosted its first golf tournament fundraiser event to create permanent housing for homeless military veterans and their families in Central New Jersey.  The golf outing took place at the Galloping Hill Golf Course, Kenilworth, on Sept. 6, 2013. 

At the start, golfers were given a breakfast buffet.  Many golfers had the opportunity to play golf while helping homeless military veterans. The luncheon event included several speakers such as Andre Yates, President of the TYHMV and Leroy Sampson, Retired Military Veterans.

Yates spoke about the vision of the TYHMV and the need for veteran permanent housing in Union County.  He stated that “there is no available permanent veteran housing within Union County to date.” Military veterans returning home from active duty and/or non-active duty will be able to call “The Yates House” home.  Mr. Yates stressed that the facility located within Plainfield will provide a localized community focus.  “Homeless veterans can continue to stay within the community”.  An example that was given, The Reform Church of Highland Park recently completed a similar housing project which provided permanent housing for military veterans.  Once the facility is up and running, Yates further stated that veterans residing at the facility will be given supportive services on a daily basis. This will be accomplished through the assistance of a professional staff which case management will be one of their primary goals.

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To round out the day, golf participants for this event were given trophies and prizes. There were also several sponsor/donors participants such as Sport Authority, Ray Catena Mercedes Benz of Union, East Orange General Hospital, Channel 12 News, Prudential Insurance, Galloping Hill Golf Course, McKoy Group, TD Bank, and Bishop Donald Hilliard Ministries. There were several veteran participants attending this event spoke positively about TYHMV and offered their continued support for this very important cause.

The non-profit organization also invited the attendees to participate in future upcoming fundraiser events such as “Timeline Wine Tasting Tour” Event, Casino Silent Auction Event, Cocktail Event, etc.  Again, Yates thanked the group for their participation and donations.

To make a donation to TYHMV, please visit the website at www.yateshouse.org.  If you are interested in volunteering to support this cause, contact Doris Pearson, Secretary at (973) 704-2722.