2017-12-14 / Around Town

Lions Club Supports Operation Stand Down

The Newport Lions Club celebrated the season with their annual holiday party at Portofino. In the spirit of giving, the club assembled a large collection of household and personal items to be donated to the Holly Charette House, a branch of Operation Stand Down RI. (OSDRI) Marine Cpl. Holly Charette was the first woman from Rhode Island killed in the Iraq war. She died when her convoy was struck by a suicide bomber in Fallujah in 2005. The Holly Charette House is one of five transitional houses operated by OSDRI, and is Rhode Island’s only house for homeless female veterans. For more information, newportlionsclub.com.

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