SUAB HMONG NEWS (04/04/2017) – Robert Lor, Chou Thai Kue, and Mao Me representing St. Paul Dryhootch, a Minnesota Chapter, announced a fundraising event to be held from July 22 to 23, 2017 at Washington County Fairgrounds, Minnesota.
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Robert Lor said the purpose of the event is to do fundraising to support the St Paul Dryhootch organization’s mission and vision.
The event will be held at Washington County Fairgrounds, 12300 North 40th Street, Stillwater, MN 55082 from July 22 to 23, 2017. Programs will start from 8:30am to 6:00pm for both days. Sports competitions included soccer, flag football, volleyball, kator, and many more will be competed for both days.
To register for their Sports competitions, Merchandise and Food vendors, and other activities, call 612-296-9151. The deadline is July 8, 2017.
Robert Lor continues said the the St. Paul Dryhootch office is a place for Veterans in all field to come together to socialize and seek helps for their mental illness and personal issues that happened to them.
Below information is taken from the Dryhootch organization’s website http://www.dryhootch.org:
Dryhootch is a place where Veterans can gather informally in a coffee house; a safe, comfortable, drug-and-alcohol-free environment.
What is Dryhootch?
Dryhootch is a nonprofit 501c3 organization formed by combat Veterans to help Veterans in their return home.
How did it start?
The idea revolved around the creation of a retail coffee shop run by and for Veterans, which would also support an extended network of Veteran families, and encourage Veteran interaction with the community as a whole.
What does ‘Dryhootch’ mean?
“Hootch” is military jargon for a hut or safe place to sleep during combat. The term “dry” denotes the organization’s mission to provide a social gathering place for Veterans that is free of alcohol – one of the major problems plaguing Veterans of all eras. As such, the concept behind “Dryhootch” was a desire to establish a café-like environment dedicated to “helping Veterans who survived the war, survive the peace.”