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Spaghetti Fundraiser In Peekskill Benefits Hearts For Heroes

The Rotary Community Corps held a spaghetti fundraiser in Peekskill on April 1.
The Rotary Community Corps held a spaghetti fundraiser in Peekskill on April 1. Photo Credit: Contributed

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – The Rotary Community Corps of Keon held its sixth annual spaghetti fundraiser on April 1 at the Keon Center in Peekskill.

The event raised around $4,000 for the Hearts for Heroes charity, which trains therapeutic dogs and horses to work with returning veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Since the RCC launched in 2011 with the help of the Cortlandt Rotary Club, the membership has grown from around 20 members to about 50, and the group has donated about $15,000 to various charities and organizations in the area.

These include the St. Jude's Children's Hospital, the Special Olympics, Operation Smile in the Philippines, the Lebenschule Center in Namibia, Africa, the Gift of Life Foundation, Purple Hearts Homes for Veterans and the Montrose Hospital Healing Garden.

For further information about the Rotary Community Corps, call the Cortlandt Rotary Club at 914-293-0710.

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