Community response sparks dinner for walking veteran

U.S. Army veteran Eric Peters is walking across the country to raise money and awareness for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. (WLFI Photo)
U.S. Army veteran Eric Peters is walking across the country to raise money and awareness for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. (WLFI Photo)

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – Before United States Army Veteran Eric Peters leaves town, community members want to make sure anyone who wants to give to his cause can donate.

News 18 reported this week Peters is walking across the country to raise awareness and money for post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. Peters is an Afghanistan veteran, and was diagnosed with PTSD in 2012.

On Wednesday, the community can come talk with Peters and hear his story at the American Legion Post 492. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served. It will be a $3 admission fee, and there will be donation boxes around the event to give to Peters’ cause. The event starts at 5 p.m.

Organizers said community interest sparked the last minute fundraising idea.

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