Upcoming 'Salute!' presentation will honor veterans

Sep. 12, 2013 @ 03:31 PM

The Servant Center and the Triad Military and Veterans Resource Coalition will honor veterans with the presentation of “Salute!,” which will be held Oct. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Empire Room, located at 203 S. Elm St. in downtown Greensboro.
The event will be a promenade to the World War II era and will include an exhibit by the Greensboro Historical Museum, dance from the Piedmont Swing Dance Society, and a variety show by Letters From Home, an Andrews Sisters tribute act based in the Triad.
The annual benefit will raise funds to support The Servant Center’s programs that serve local veterans.
“We are thrilled to be working with the Greensboro Historical Museum to reenact this era as we also seek to honor our local heroes,” said Shanna Reece, executive director of The Servant Center.
One in three homeless people have formerly served the military. This disparity has compelled The Servant Center and the Triad Military and Veteran Resource coalition to stand in the gap for homeless and/or disabled veterans.
The Servant House, a program of The Servant Center, provides transitional housing for up to 21 homeless veterans with disabilities. Residents may stay up to two years and are offered holistic care that includes medication management, case management, disability services, therapy and personal development. Veterans that complete their stay have the option of moving to The Servant Center’s permanent supportive housing program.
Tickets for the event are $45 apiece. Complimentary valet parking, food, a cash bar and raffle will be available.
To purchase tickets or for further information, contact The Servant Center at (336) 275-8585 or visit www.theservantcenter.org/SALUTE2013.