LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2019 (Newswire.com) - "Support our veterans" has become a mantra in American Society. It's on the lips of politicians, community leaders and people on the street, but unfortunately when it comes to "disabled" veterans, many are homeless, overlooked and forgotten.
On Thursday, May 30th Operation Confidence will host a presentation/panel discussion the " Invisible Heroes" held at the City Club, 555 South Flower Street, 90071, 51st Penthouse Floor, Santa Monica Room from 6-9:00 p.m.
The event will create social awareness about homelessness among "disabled veterans" living out of their wheelchairs on the streets of Los Angeles and the urgent need to provide stable housing for this forgotten population of heroes who are responsible for our freedom.
State Controller Betty Yee, City Controller Ron Galperin, Captain Larry Vasquez, USN (Ret.) Director, Military Veterans Affairs City of Los Angles Office of the Mayor, Chaplain Brenda Threatt, Exec. Dir. USVets-Long Beach and Rev. Andy Bales, CEO Union Rescue Mission will be in attendance.
The Invisible Heroes will be a historical event for Operation Confidence as well, after years of facing many challenges an angel has come forth to offer his support, Mr. Norberto Nardi, world-renowned architect. Mr. Nardi has offered to build a network of houses for Operation Confidence Turning Point Housing Program once land or distressed properties have been donated to the organization. https://www.nardi-associates.com/
Additional supporters participating will be, Marlene Granderson, a member of the City Club Board of Governors as Mistress of Ceremony, former Councilman Tom LaBonge as the mediator, Jorge Rabasso, President Hispanic Business Network as a facilitator and the East Los Angeles High School JROTC just to name a few.
A $25.00 ticket includes buffet dinner: Click
All funds raised will go for Operation Confidence Turning Point Housing Program Building Fund for Disabled Veterans.
Operation Confidence (OC), a 501 © 3 nonprofit organization has assisted over 10,000 + individuals with disabilities with wraparound services for employment since it was founded 30+ years ago and have hosted job fairs and community outreach events throughout the city of Los Angeles for over 20 years.
In 2008, a large population of wounded and disabled veterans was discovered living out of their wheelchairs on Skid Row, Los Angeles. Many were still wearing portions of their military uniform and displaying pieces left of the American flag. It was at that time the Operation Confidence Board of Directors made a commitment to do its part to help society's invisible heroes.
Source: Operation Confidence