Fly the Colors program raises $18,000 for disabled veteran entrepreneurs

From left to right: Rotary President Joel Third, Mike Zacchea, Mark Saint Louis, Mike Anderson and Jason Ortin.

The Ridgefield Rotary Club’s Fly The Colors program has grown to include donations from more than 500 residents.

The most recent campaign saw the Rotary make a donation of $18,000 to the UConn Foundation to support the experiential training in entrepreneurship for post-9/11 veterans with disabilities.

This group helps wounded veterans return to work and start their own businesses.   

The Rotary Club, with the support of the Marine Corps League and Ridgefield Supply Company, encourages the patriotic display of the American flags on six American holidays —Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Patriot Day and Veterans Day.

The flag program is an annual, subscription based service. The first year cost is 50: it’s $25 a year after. The proceeds benefit the veterans and their immediate families in the area.

To learn more Ridgefield Rotary, its mission, its people and upcoming events, visit online at ridgefieldrotary.org or on Facebook.

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