Museum hosts fundraiser for groups who help wounded veterans | Events
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - An exhibit of photographs taken inside recent war zones will be the setting of a fundraiser for two South Carolina-based organizations that help the nation's wounded veterans.
Conflict Zone: A Groundbreaking Look At War is currently on exhibit at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. A fundraiser will be held inside the exhibit on Feburary 21st from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Money raised from the event will go toward Hidden Wounds and the Independence Fund to Aid Wounded Veterans.
Highlights of the fundraiser include a beer and wine tasting, light hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction. Patti Mercer, 2006 Mrs. South Carolina, is the moderator for the event. The independent film “Soldier Girl” will be available for viewing throughout the evening.
Conflict Zone is a collection of images from the front lines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, captured by some of the world's leading combat photographers and journalists. Conflict Zone covers a wide range of experiences, which provides the viewer with a glimpse of life in a war zone from the military perspective as well as that of the Iraqi and Afghan citizens. The exhibit is open through February 23, 2013.
Hidden Wounds, a Columbia-based non-profit, provides interim and emergency counseling services to ensure the psychological health and well-being to combat veterans and their families.
The Independence Fund, a Beaufort-based non-profit, serves soldiers and their families once they return home from war with serious physical or emotional wounds.
The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Millitary Museum is on Gervais Street in Columbia.
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