LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Mayor's Armed Forces Commission is receiving a sizable donation to assist wounded veterans in the area.
Billy Navarre Auto Group is donating a portion of their car wash proceeds to the organization during the months of June and July. Already, more than $8,700 has been raised for veterans and veteran-related causes. Both Billy Navarre car wash locations (in Lake Charles and Sulphur) are participating.
The funds will also be used to help setup an endowed fund at the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana that will benefit the Mayor's Armed Forces Commission for years to come.
The mission of the Mayor's Armed Forces Commission is to act as a liaison group to promote goodwill and understanding between the City of Lake Charles and the Armed Forces, both active and reserve.
The commission coordinates many activities throughout the year, including the annual Veteran's Day celebration, the annual Patriot's Ball and Vietnam War Veterans Honor Day.
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