Irvine’s The Bascom Group teamed up with Veterans First last week to kick off Veterans Day weekend by coordinating a ‘Thank You For Your Service’ meal for active and veteran military service members at the Veterans First Service Center in Santa Ana on Nov. 9.
With troops being deployed home and150,000 resident veterans throughout Orange County, the two organizations came together to present a luncheon honoring at-risk and homeless veterans. A first-class Southern style BBQ was provided by the Tustin Roadhouse along with help from Bascom employees to those who have served our nation and their family members that have supported them through troubled times.
“We are extremely thankful for our country’s active military personnel and veterans, as well as their dedicated families. In honor of the upcoming Veterans Day celebration, we would like to show them our appreciation by serving them for a change, hopefully setting precedence for years to come,” said David Kim, Managing Partner of the The Bascom Group.
Veterans First OC is a non-profit agency that provides services to more than 3,000 at-risk and homeless veterans in Orange County. For more than 40 years Veterans First has been supporting heroes that take the pledge to defend our country. They provide many services including housing, meals, life skills, mental health counseling and many other beneficial needs along with job training and employment placement assistance.
“This is a great opportunity to show our growing at-risk veteran population of men and women that the community supports them and together we can make a difference in their lives through the programs and services we offer,” said Deanne Tate, president and CEO of Veterans First.
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