March 4, 2007

GI Go hosts pasta dinner at American Legion Post #148

At GI Go’s first fundraiser of 2007, hundreds joined the organization in a pasta dinner in support of our Heroes, helping raise thousands for troops suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the process.

American Legion #148 Pasta Dinner

At GI Go’s first fundraiser of 2007, hundreds joined the organization in a pasta dinner in support of our Heroes, helping raise thousands for troops suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the process.

Families from all across New Jersey were treated to an array of assorted pastas and sauces, salad, bread, deserts, beverages and live music form Central Jersey’s own Jersey Minx. The dinner was hosted by the American Legion Post 148 in Hightstown, NJ.

“This was an incredible night for our troops. The American Legion did great work in helping us provide for our troops and their families, and we thank them for their support,” said GI Go Vice President Alexander Manis.

Along with the money raised through the dinner, the American Legion donated $1000 to the GI Go Fund and its mission.

“It’s a great thing to see all these people here” said Post Vice Commander Jamie Thompson. “Some in this country don’t realize that the war is not about politics, but about the men and women taking enemy fire to make us safe. But tonight I see a lot of people who are putting their brothers and sisters ahead of anything else."

The night concluded with Commander Thompson receiving a standing ovation from all who came to the dinner.

"No matter what your opinion is, we still got soldiers out there fighting for us, and we need to do everything we can to show them that we care,” he added.

While GI Go's next fundraiser has yet to be announced, all in the organization anticipate that it will have the same success this one had.