Joe Walsh’s Foundation VetsAid Announces Additional Veteran Charities to Benefit from First Annual Concert these Regional and Smaller Organizations Epitomize the Mission of VetsAid
September 18, 2017 (Washington, DC) In two days Joe Walsh will kick off his new 501(c)(3) Foundation VetsAid, with the first annual concert to support veterans and their families, featuring Joe and his friends Zac Brown Band, Gary Clark Jr and Keith Urban. Today Walsh announces Snowball Express (snowballexpress.org) as a charity partner and the following additional regional and smaller organizations that will benefit from this year’s September 20 concert: Equinox Ranch in North Carolina (equinoxranch.org), Right Turn for Yuma Vets in Arizona (rightturnyumavets.com), Semper K9 Assistance Dogs in Virgina (semperk9.org), Project Horse, Inc. in Virgina (projecthorse.org) Center for American Military Music Opportunities in Virginia (CAMMO) (cammomusic.org), Code Platoon in Illinois (codeplatoon.org), Work Vessels for Vets, Inc. in Connecticut (workvesselsforvets.org), Arkansas Run for the Fallen in Arkansas (arkansasrunforthefallen.org) and Suiting Warriors in Delaware and Texas (suitingwarriors.org).
“I am particularly excited to announce that these regional charities will benefit from VetsAid,” Walsh explained. “In my touring I have come across Veterans all over this country and have seen these smaller organizations, often run by Vets, working in their communities doing a lot of good. One of the main reasons I am launching VetsAid is to not only reward the well-established charity groups doing good works in the field but also to recognize and support these modest ones who are in the trenches and for whom a little money can go a long way!”
These charities announced today are in addition to the first round of recipients announced August 23 which included: Operation Mend, Hire Heroes USA, Warrior Canine Connection, TAPS, Semper Fi Fund, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, Stop Soldier Suicide and Swords to Plowshares.
The September 20th show, to benefit VetsAid, an IRS-recognized national non-profit 501(c)(3), will be held at the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia. The concert will feature full set performances by Walsh, the Zac Brown Band, Gary Clark Jr., and Keith Urban. Tickets are on sale now. Link: http://www.ticketmaster.com/
About Vets Aid: VetsAid is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization started by rock legend Joe Walsh to raise and disperse sorely needed funds to veterans groups across the country that are helping the men and women who served our country, as well as their families, and showing them the dignity, compassion, and honor they deserve.
About Semper K9 Assistance Dogs: Semper K9 Assistance Dogs is a combat veteran founded and operated 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides assistance dogs for wounded, critically ill and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Christopher Baity, Semper K9’s Executive Director, is an OEF/OIF combat veteran Marine Corps dog trainer and kennel master with three combat deployments, one civilian deployment and two additional overseas deployments with military working dogs. To learn more about Semper K9 at www.SemperK9.org and follow them on social media: @SemperK9.