Recently our club had the privilege to have Jeff Ficaro from the Disabled Patriot Fund as our guest speaker.  I may not do their mission justice in this short message, but here goes.

During Jeff's short time with us, he relayed the organization's amazing undertakings and their utmost importance. The Disabled Patriot Fund provides financial assistance to disabled veterans and their families who have fought the Global War on Terror.  When men and women come back from service there can easily be a 12 to 18 month lag time (or even longer) from filing for disability assistance to actual receiving it.  I don't know about you, but I certainly can't wait the next 1 to 2 years before receiving my next paycheck.

Enter the Disabled Patriot Fund.  Individuals continue to turn to them for help during these difficult times and find assistance for a variety of needs.  Ramps, transportation, even money for food just to name just a few.  These men and women personally sacrifice so much to protect the Freedoms we enjoy every day and deserve our support.

The Rotary Club of Oak Forest is proud to say we made a $1,000 donation last month to this cause and hope that we can further help such an awesome organization by spreading their message.

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