Joe Walsh's Foundation, VetsAid, Announces Veteran Charities to Benefit from First Annual Concert
Recipients include Regional and National Organizations
|Joe Walsh rocking at Doheny Blues Festival|
in Dana Point in May 2017.
Photo credit: Bob Steshetz
November 11, 2017 -- In honor of Veterans Day, Joe Walsh has announced the beneficiaries of the inaugural VetsAid concert which launched his new 501C Foundation. The concert took place on September 20, 2017 and featured performances by Joe, Zac Brown Band, Keith Urban and Gary Clark Jr. VetsAid has awarded $360,000 in grants to Veterans organizations spanning both regional and national. Disbursements have been made as follows to these organizations who provide a broad spectrum of essential services to veterans and their families:
The following all received grants of 5,000 each:
American Military Music
Arkansas Run for the Fallen
Child & Family Services Yuma
Work Vessels For Vets
|Gary Clark Jr. rocking at House of Blues Anaheim.|
Photo: Kelly A. Swift
Children of Fallen Patriots
Semper Fi Fund
Stop Soldier Suicide
Swords to Plowshares
Warrior Canine Connection
"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, " Walsh explained. "One of the main reasons I am launching VetsAid is to not only reward the well-established charity groups doing good works, some of which we have been able to contribute to and listed above, 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!"
Providing support to organizations that care for the nation’s military wounded, ill and injured is deeply personal to Walsh, a Gold Star survivor whose father died while on active duty on Okinawa, Japan when Walsh was 20 months old. “It’s the least I could do for those who have served and continue to serve our country,” said Walsh. “We’re all in this together as Americans and it seems to me lately that people are forgetting that.”
For more information on VetsAid and the above listed charities please visit www.vetsaid.org
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.