On Thursday, October 18, 2018, 445 people gathered at The Heritage Club to Salute our veterans at the 6th Annual Veterans Salute Gala Event. Supporters enjoyed a beautiful acapella performance of our National Anthem from Gary Lortenzen, entertainment throughout the evening from the American Bombshells and violinist James Graseck. Our 2018 honoree, Sterling National Banks EVP, Mr. Ed Blaskey, addressed the group and announced the bank’s long term commitment to Beacon House, which included an additional $20,000 donation making their total donation $30,000. Northwell Health accepted the United Veterans Beacon House Community Partnership of the year award, Reginal Director, Mr. Vincent Cunningham accepted on behalf of Northwell.
Navy veteran, Carter, shared his personal experience with Beacon House and talked about how Beacon House changed his life. Carter after going through the program has found full time employment with United Veterans Beacon House, he is a house manager and over sees 2 housing locations. Cater also volunteers and mentors others who are going through some of the same things he did.
Thanks to our sponsors, attendees and people like you we raised $280,000 to support the homeless and at risk veterans and veteran families we so proudly serve.