North American Martyrs Council 8718 in Williamstown hosted a beef and beer fundraiser for a 20-year military veteran who was exposed to chemical weapons while serving in the Middle East. George A. Bushman Jr. now has terminal cancer and is facing mounting medical bills. The fundraiser netted more than $5,500 to aid Bushman and his family put his affairs in order.
St. Philip the Apostle Council 11671 in Clifton held its first annual Mardi Gras-themed comedy night March 1 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The council served dinner to around 300 guests, which was followed by three comedians. The audience included four veterans who were wounded in the line of duty.