UPDATE: More than $11k raised so far to support Hope for Warriors

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CAMP LEJEUNE, NC (WITN) - A convenience store chain has raised thousands of dollars to support our nation's heroes.

Handy Mart stores across the east have partnered with the non-profit Hope for Warriors to raise money to support veterans, service members and military families.

Organizers say as of this week, they've raised more than $11,500 for the non-profit founded in Camp Lejeune that helps restore a sense of self, family and hope for veterans, service members and military families.

People can purchase a paper dog tag for $1 or $5 to be displayed at Handy Mart stores, with proceeds donated to Hope for Warriors.

The campaign runs through Sunday, September 1.



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A convenience store chain across the east is giving back to veterans, active duty service members and their families.

Hope for Warriors is teaming up with Handy Mart to launch their "Hope For the Warriors" campaign starting Thursday, August 15.

All 38 Handy Mart locations across the east will help raise funds and awareness for the non-profit. People can purchase a paper dog tag for $1 or $5 to be displayed throughout the stores.

All of the money will benefit Hope for Warriors, a non-profit founded in Camp Lejeune. The non-profit is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for veterans, service members and military families. It's served more than 23,200 service members, veterans and military families by focusing on clinical heatlh and wellness, sports, recreation and transitions.

The campaign runs through September 1. For more information, click here.