LEICESTER, Mass. — Project New Hope, a Leicester-based organization known for its work providing weekend retreats and services for veterans, will be honored with the Col. Robert E. Hawes Award for Community Service from US Family Health Plan.
The nonprofit organization was started less than two years ago by Leicester resident Bill Moore. Its weekend retreats offer single or married veterans and their families an opportunity to receive education, training and skills to help manage their lives after wartime service. The retreats are also open to Gold Star and Survivor families as well.
As a model of patriotism and volunteerism, Project New Hope Inc. will receive the Hawes award at 1 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Musket Room at Hanscom Air Force Base in Lexington.
US Family Health Plan provides health care for retired veterans of the uniformed services and the families of those currently serving in the military. The Col. Robert E. Hawes Award for Community Service is presented annually to an organization or individual whose actions have shown dedication to community service and support for the military and veterans.