Organizers for Operation Dustin Gross say they are seeing great success and are looking into other projects to honor fallen soldiers and veterans.
"I honestly feel blessed," explains Angie Brown, Dustin Gross' mother,
"it's already been three months but the momentum is still going strong!"
The third benefit for Operation Dustin Gross was held today at Jeffersonville Community Park. Dozens gathered to help raise money for the project. "We're still getting a lot of donations, which we're so excited about!" explains event organizers Jennifer Moyer, "I've had people dropping stuff off at my door and that is ok with me! Anything to help the cause."
Operation Dustin Gross creates care packages for soldiers overseas. "It's a way to show the soldiers that we appreciate them." explains Brown, "without them we wouldn't have the freedoms we have today. My son fought for those freedoms and I want to continue his legacy of helping protect our country."
In Montgomery county there are more than 1,100 veterans. Organizers at the event were also raising money to help build a veterans park. They say it would be a great way to honor all those who have served.
Half of the proceeds raised today will go to Larry Eckhardt, the man who supplied all the flags for Dustin Gross' homecoming, visitation and funeral. "What he did was amazing and honestly there is no way to say 'thank you' enough. We want to show our appreciate for all that he did by helping him out with the costs.
Botts Park is the location they are hoping to build the park for the veterans.
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