West Seattle Veteran Center gala! Buy a ticket, or be a sponsor

January 14, 2014 at 12:33 pm | In How to help, West Seattle news | Comments Off

The music video is by OK Sweetheart, the band that’ll be featured at the first fundraising gala for the West Seattle Veteran Center, coming up February 22nd, with tickets now on sale:

West Seattle Veteran Center (WSVC) will host its first annual special fundraising event in its Pershing Hall. Guests will enjoy live music (Seattle’s OK SWEETHEART and special guests), performance painter (West Seattle’s Jimmy Gersen), cocktails, hors d’oeuvres (Seattle’s Garden Grow Organics) and a silent auction. One hundred percent of proceeds will benefit this landmark building that has served veterans for nearly a century.

Sponsorships ($100+), silent auction items and ticket sales ($50-75) will benefit the WSVC and its community outreach efforts including the complete renovation of the old West Seattle American Legion Building or, for West Seattleites, the building with the big cannon in the front lawn. Once the remodel is complete, the WSVC will operate seven-days-a-week with Veteran staffers aiding and counseling Veterans in the greater Seattle community. The WSVC will offer a wide range of veteran-related assistance including education, home loans, counseling, disability qualifications, family needs.

The WSVC will house a new elegant Bistro and Lounge with food from Garden Grow Organics. The WSVC will also connect the community through rotating art exhibitions, concerts, classes, community events and conference space. All combined, each element is designed to bring together the Seattle Veteran community and local neighborhoods all in support of Veterans and their families. Lack of funding has held up the next phases, and the gala will help finish the project.

The WSVC is still seeking sponsorships and silent auction items. To contribute, contact savannah@pershinghall.org.

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