Our Cause

The Golden Kielbasa Veterans Open benefits causes serving Central Connecticut veterans and beyond. Primary beneficiaries include House of Heroes Connecticut and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). A variety of additional veterans groups and causes also benefit.
House of Heroes Connecticut
Founded in January 2000, House of Heroes is a nonprofit organization serving the nation's military and public safety veterans and surviving spouses who are disabled, living on a fixed income, or facing other physical/financial challenges. Volunteers perform minor repairs and make home improvements at no cost to the veteran. Since its founding, House of Heroes has provided no-cost renovations for more than 1,000 military and public safety veterans and their surviving spouses. The House of Heroes Connecticut Chapter was established in 2012 by 24-year U.S. Army Aviation veteran, the late Bill May, and his partner, Steve Cavanaugh of Biltmore Construction, Hamden. The Connecticut chapter has completed more than 100 projects in more than 40 Connecticut cities and towns and additional states and is playing an instrumental role in a major nationwide expansion of the organization.
For more information about House of Heroes Connecticut, click here.
House of Heroes and Stanley Black & Decker volunteers
at an HOHCT East Hartford project.

Disabled American Veterans (Hardware City Chapter 8)

The nearly 1.3-million-member-strong Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) charity dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.The organization provides more than 700,000 rides for veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with more than 300,000 benefit claims annually. In 2015, DAV helped attain more than $4 billion in new and retroactive benefits to care for veterans, their families and survivors.DAV is also a leader in connecting veterans with meaningful employment, hosting job fairs and providing resources to ensure they have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream their sacrifices have made possible. With almost 1,300 chapters, including DAV Hardware City Chapter 8, and 1.3 million members across the country, DAV empowers our nation’s heroes and their families by helping to provide the resources they need and ensuring our nation keeps the promises made to them.  

For more information about the DAV, click here.

For more information about Hardware City Chapter 8, please click here.

DAV Chapter 8 Color Guard at 

Wreaths Across America New Britain 2014.