Trinity men’s group lends hand to WAVE |

Trinity men’s group lends hand to WAVE

Trinity Lutheran Church presented a check for $500 to Welcome All Veterans Everywhere recently.

The check was presented by the Men’s Ministry of the church whose mission is to reach out to the community and lend a hand where it is needed, said Rudy Hammond, chairman of Men’s Ministry.

“We like to recognize and reach out to the community whenever we can,” he said.

The check was donated from proceeds raised during the church’s sixth annual Holy Smoker BBQ,car and motorcycle show in May.

Hammond said the fundraiser is a community outreach event.

“None of the proceeds go to the church,” he said. “As a committee we choose a local organization to donate to, in order to show support and reach out to the community.”

He said past donations have been given to various organizations including, FISH Thrift Store and the Carson Valley Community Food Closet.

“We wanted to recognize their mission in helping veterans and show support to them and the things they do within the community,” said Hammond.

WAVE’s mission is to provide a welcoming, safe, nurturing, one-stop environment of services for veterans and their family throughout Douglas County, Carson City, Topaz and the Tahoe area.

WAVE meets at 1 p.m. Mondays at the Douglas County Senior and Community Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. For more information, visit

The Men’s Ministry meets monthly the second Tuesday of the month in the Parish Hall at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1480 Douglas Ave., Gardnerville. For information, call 782-8153.