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New Directions for Veterans Celebrates 25 Years of Service at Annual Gala to Honor and Benefit Veterans on October 29th

Oct 17, 2017 | By NDVets | No Comments

Actors Joe Mantegna and Steven Weber to host event with special honorees including Congresswoman Maxine Waters, The Skylight Foundation and Craig C. Darian, the Co-Chairman & CEO of Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, Inc.

Los Angeles – October 17, 2017 – New Directions for Veterans (NDVets), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive housing and development services to homeless and at-risk veterans, announced today the organization will host its annual Veterans Canteen gala to benefit homeless veterans on October 29th, 2017  at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

New Directions for Veterans is a nonprofit organization based on the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus that provides housing and social services to more than 1,200 veterans each year.  The organization is celebrating its 25th anniversary of helping veterans facing homelessness, substance abuse, PTSD and other challenges recover and take back their lives.

This year’s special honorees for their support and advocacy for veterans include Congresswoman Maxine Waters, The Skylight Foundation and homeless and veteran philanthropic supporter Craig C. Darian, the Co-Chairman & CEO of Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, Inc., with actors Joe Mantegna and Steven Weber returning as masters of ceremony.

“The Veterans Canteen is a great opportunity to unite Southern California for a single common purpose and create awareness about homeless veterans,” said Colonel (Ret.) Yvette J. Kelley, NDVets CEO and President. “Many of our veterans are struggling with circumstances that both war and living on the streets has caused them, and can no longer fight for themselves. The gala will not only be an opportunity to raise much-needed funds to continue the work of New Directions for Veterans, but show gratitude toward both our veterans and those who are willing to fight for them.”

To learn more about the New Directions for Veterans Annual Veterans Canteen or to purchase tickets, please contact Molly Ann Woods at (310) 696-5662 or mollyann@ndvets.org.

About New Directions for Veterans (NDVets)

Since 1992, New Directions for Veterans (NDVets) has helped our nation’s heroes successfully address the challenges of life after military service. Guided by the mission to empower men and women who served in the military, and their families, to lead productive and fulfilling lives, NDVets helps Los Angeles-area homeless veterans and veterans at risk for homelessness to effectively transform their lives.

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