Cow Harbor Warriors Overview
Established in 2012, “Cow Harbor Warriors” is 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. It is made up of a team of dedicated Northport community members focused on "honoring and enabling“ individuals in the tri-state area who were wounded as a result of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), by raising funds and awareness and enlisting the community’s support for organizations that advance wounded warriors past their visible and invisible injuries. The Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend was created as a way to raise funds and awareness for the veterans and veterans organizations we support, by inviting wounded warriors, their families and our community members to a weekend of recreation, celebration and appreciation.
Cow Harbor Warriors WeekendFor the past 12 years the men and women of America’s armed forces have been fighting for our freedom abroad and now, our veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are starting to return home. The Northport and Huntington communities have continued to support our troops and remember our veterans in many ways. As of today more than 48,000 American service men and women have been physically injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. In working with organizations that advance the recovery of our OIF/OEF veterans , Cow Harbor Warriors has encouraged their community to help to create an annual weekend of recreation, celebration and appreciation in order to honor and enable the Tri-State wounded warriors.
2013 Cow Harbor Warrior Donation Results- $89,500Although it was unfortunate that we could not hold a Warrior Weekend in 2013, that did not prevent us from continuing to honor and enable our wounded warriors and veterans in need and supporting those organizations that can provide the help they deserve for their sacrifice to our country.
In December 2013, Cow Harbor Warriors organized a year-end fund raising event for the Hero Hunger Help Project run by the Northport Veterans Medical Center. This program helps to feed the most vulnerable veterans, including many who served in the Iraq and Afghan wars. Cow Harbor Warriors donated $5,000 to the HHHP, bringing its total 2013 donations to almost $90,000.
We are proud to announce that Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend will take place this September 5th-7th, 2014. In addition to the events and festivities of the September 2014 Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend itself, the organization is planning a series of local community events throughout the year that are aimed at raising funds and awareness that will support the weekend, as well as the veterans and their families who will be invited and hosted by Cow Harbor Warriors.
Thanks to our volunteers, partners, our community and our supporters, we will continue our volunteer mission to honor and enable OIF/OEF wounded veterans in the tri state area as well as support organizations like the Semper Fi Fund, the Northport VAMC specialty programs, Paws of War and other organizations that are committed to helping our warriors adjust to their “new normal”.
Warrior Welcome Parade
4-Mile Warrior Run
Fishing for Freedom Tournament
CHW Golf Tournament
Adaptive Water Sports
Northport Sunset Clam Bake