MedEx raised the money through its inaugural Shamrocks for Soldiers event in March, a night of entertainment aimed at raising money and awareness for the Augusta Warrior Project, which works to locate the 66,000 veterans in the area and connect them with resources.
The project’s executive director, Jim Lorraine, accepted the check and emphasized the importance of donations to the project.
“We don’t do any fund-raising because we’re focused on providing a service,” Lorraine said. “I’m not going to pay someone to go raise funds; I’m going to pay somebody to go help warriors.”
Casey Lowery, who works in business development for MedEx, said the company wanted to give back to the community. She said the physicians chose to do so through the Augusta Warrior Project because all donations stay local and every veteran helped is a neighbor.
The March event and Wednesday’s check presentation marked the first collaboration between MedEx and the Augusta Warrior Project, but a second Shamrocks for Soldiers event is planned for March 2.