Finger Lakes Resource Group to host fundraiser supporting wounded service members through Wounded Warrior Project™ at this year’s Corning City Gaffer District’s 40th Annual Sparkle! Corning, New York, November 21, 2014: Finger Lakes Resource Group announced today plans to raffle of goods and services from local businesses at this year’s 40th Annual Sparkle in downtown Corning to assist service members who have been injured in the line of duty. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), and will support a full range of programs and services for this generation of injured veterans and their families. More than 52,000 servicemen and women have been injured in the recent military conflicts. In addition to the physical wounds, it is estimated as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The 20 programs and services provided by WWP are uniquely structured to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement. Sparkle is the 40th annual culmination of the Crystal City Christmas Events Season, sponsored by Connors Mercantile. Featuring horse and carriage rides, shopping and dining promotions, outdoor entertainment and activities for the whole family. Enjoy craft and food vendors, holiday carolers, and photos with Santa in his Crystal House. A favorite for generations that’s not to be missed! The Finger Lakes Resource Group is a group of like-minded professionals looking to make a difference in the community they work and live in. We pride ourselves in donating our time and services to help others whether it be to help research MS or to help groups like Wounded Warriors to help those who have sacrificed to help us all. As a group we are able to do more to give back than as a single person and look forward to expanding the group so we can do even more than we can now. About Wounded Warrior Project TM The mission of Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.