The 'Forgotten Heroes': Operation Confidence Hosts Presentation/Panel Discussion to Raise Awareness About the Urgent Need for Housing for 'Disabled Veterans' Living on the Streets of Los Angeles

State Controller Betty Yee, City Controller Ron Galperin, Captain Larry Vasquez, USN (Ret.) Director, Military Veterans Affairs City of Los Angeles Office of the Mayor, Chaplain Randy McConnell, California State Guard Chaplain and Rev. Andy Bales, CEO Union Rescue Mission will be in attendance.

State Controller Betty Yee, City Controller Ron Galperin, Captain Larry Vasquez, USN (Ret.) Director, Military Veterans Affairs City of Los Angeles Office of the Mayor, Chaplain Randy McConnell, California State Guard Chaplain and Rev. Andy Bales, CEO Union Rescue Mission will be in attendance.

​​​​May is Military Appreciate Month, with Memorial Day around the corner.

"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 30 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 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. U.S. Vets-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 below

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/operation-confidence-invisible-heroes-tickets-60664639570?fbclid=IwAR094uW2bxoOCO8BuziQSoKaTL9YmNc-h4ZiUknD4nuKSR8K4iZVJHB3kmc

All funds raised will go for Operation Confidence Turning Point Housing Program Building Fund for Disabled Veterans.

A few Complementary Passes are available to Veterans on a limited income. Email: info@operationconfidence.org

Operation Confidence (OC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has assisted over 10,000+ individuals with disabilities with wraparound services for employment since it was founded 30+ years ago and has 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 in 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.

Sponsorship opportunities available: Sponsorship Deck attached

Contact Information:

Consuella Mackey, Exec. Dir.
Operation Confidence
818-368-4407 Office
818-282-4916 Direct
email: Info@operationconfidence.org
website: www.operationconfidence.org

Source: Operation Confidence


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Tags: community, Crisis, Homelessness, Los Angeles, Operation Confidence, Veteran


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