Cow Harbor Warriors Overview
Established in 2012, “Cow Harbor Warriors” is 501c3 not for profit organization. It is made up of a team of dedicated Northport community members focused on "honoring and enabling" our Tri-State Wounded Warriors from Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) by raising funds and awareness and enlisting the community’s support for organizations that advance our wounded warriors past their visible and invisible injuries. The Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend was created as a way to raise funds and awareness for our supported veterans organizations, by inviting the Tri-State 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- $89,500Due to a series of unfortunate and unnecessary delays in 2013, Cow Harbor Warriors was forced to postpone last year’s Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend. Due to the commitment of our teams volunteer effort to serve our OIF/OEF veterans, this set back 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 Health Project run by the Northport Veterans Medical Center. This program helps to feed the most vulnerable of our veterans, many who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Along with the $84,500 to OIF-OEF veteran cause such as the Wounded Warrior Project, The Northport VA Adaptive Sports program and the Sons of the American that was donated from our 2012 efforts, Cow Harbor Warriors donated an additional $5,000 to the HHHP to cap their 2013 donations of close to $90,000.
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 Wounded Warrior Project, the Northport VAMC specialty programs 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