Vets, students team up

  • (From left) Kurt Webbber, founder of Camp Resilience, looks on as Gilford Youth Center Director Scott Hodsdon presents Camp Resilience treasurer Chris Ray a proceeds check from the Memorial Day 5K Race for $882.84. Courtesy

Published: 9/11/2018 5:05:09 PM

For the third year, the Gilford Youth Center and the Gilford High School Honor Society have teamed up to support the veterans of Camp Resilience.

Youth Center Director, Scott Hodsdon and Honor Society Advisor Lori Jewett mobilized the students to coordinate the annual Memorial Day 5k Race with all proceeds dedicated to Camp Resilience, the Gilford-based nonprofit group providing services to veterans suffering the visible and invisible wounds of war. More than

Thirty Honor Society students were involved in this GYC-GHS joint effort.

The students helped with all race preparations including securing much needed sponsors as well as participating to make the event the success it was. The race raised almost $900 for Camp Resilience.

“The veterans who attend Camp Resilience sessions will benefit greatly from the efforts of these high school students” said Camp Resilience founder Kurt Webber of Gilford. “We are a grass roots veterans’ support organization and this was a grass roots effort spearheaded by Scott and Lori. Their leadership, spirit and enthusiasm carried over to our hometown students and we are very grateful,” Webber added.

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