Wounded vets get boost from local business

Mike Durkee succeeds Howard Golin as executive director of Wounded Warriors of South Florida.

Mike Durkee succeeded Howard Golin as executive director of Wounded Warriors of South Florida.

A Lake Park not-for-profit that helps post-9/11 veterans across South Florida get back on their feet got a lift of its own last week.

Document Storage Systems donated $3,600 to Wounded Warriors of South Florida in a small ceremony Tuesday at the company’s North Palm Beach office. The organization, which is not affiliated with the troubled Wounded Warrior Project in any way, gives prepaid debit cards to VA hospitals to hand off to veterans struggling to put gas in their car or buy groceries.

When vets are in serious trouble – for instance, they’re about to be evicted – the nonprofit reviews the bills and pays the creditor directly.

Mark Byers, president of Document Storage Systems, said the company’s efforts won’t stop with the donation.

“We’re proud to partner with the Wounded Warriors of South Florida to expand reach throughout Florida and continue raising support for our nation’s veterans in the future,” he said in a news release.

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