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Empower Coalition Inc. raises $60K for Tucson veterans

Posted at 9:42 PM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 23:42:58-05

A Tucson-based non-profit raised $60,000 for veterans charities at their inaugural fundraising event, the Tucson Beefsteak. 

Empower Coalition Inc. is a group of 30 men who are dedicated to making a noticeable difference in the community by raising money for veterans. 

On Tuesday, the group presented two checks to two different charities. The Military Order of the Purple Heart received $50,000 and Tucson Community Cares received $10,000.

“We are incredibly proud of the relationship and support that we have been able to provide to both these wonderful organizations,” said Eric Hutchens, a Co-Chairman of the Tucson Beefsteak. “To know that we will have a direct impact on the veteran community is very meaningful.”

The fundraising event, The Tucson Beefsteak, took place on February 18. Guests enjoyed all-you-can-eat beef and other food, complimentary beer, a live auction and live entertainment.

The Empower Coalition Inc. was started in 2016 and consists of 30 members with a mission to improve lives in the Tucson area by empowering charitable organizations.