Electric Co-ops Support Wounded Warriors
Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative and several other eastern electric co-ops supported the Gates County Wounded Warrior Turkey Hunt.
The cooperatives contributed a total of $1,000 to this year’s event. Seventeen wounded warriors including one Medal of Honor recipient participated. With the assistance of 32 volunteer hunting guides, they were able to take seven gobblers.
“The turkey hunt helps build relationships with these wounded warriors that will last forever and ever,” said Ray Freeman, who helps organize the event with Ray Campbell. Both men work for the Gates County Sheriff’s Department.
Freeman said hats and T-shirts are on sale now for $10 each to raise funds for the 2018 event. To purchase an item, Freeman can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Direct donations can be sent to Gates County Wounded Warriors, c/o NC State Employees Credit Union, PO. Box 4, Gatesville, NC 27938.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jeff Davis shows off a gobbler he bagged at the Gates County Wounded Warrior Turkey Hunt.