NEWTON TWP. — Local non-profit groups Equines for Freedom and Marley’s Mission have joined forces to help another local area group, Vocal Veterans, to raise awareness to the issue of veterans’ suicide.
Vocal Veterans will hold its monthly candle light vigil in conjunction with Equines for Freedom at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 22 on the campus of Marley’s Mission, 2150 Port Royal Road.
Just prior to the candlelight vigil, Marley’s Mission will present Eagle Scout candidate Nicholas Giallorenzi, 16, of Clarks Summit, who spent the past several months completing his Eagle Rank Project on Marley’s Mission’s Campus. The project is the erecting of a lighted flagpole, sitting area and surrounding landscape. The U.S. flag will be raised for the first time that evening.
Giallorenzi’s online fundraising page can be found at tinyurl.com/zlcpfox.
Equines for Freedom provides equine-assisted treatment to current and former U.S. service members who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress, regardless of the source of trauma or their characterization of service, at no charge to the service member. More information about the organization can be found online at equinesforfreedom.org.