GI Go Fund, City of Newark to be Featured on Season Premiere of ABC’s “Secret Millionaire”

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The GI Go Fund will have its efforts assisting veterans in Newark, NJ featured on the Season Premiere of ABC's "Secret Millionaire" on Sunday, June 3rd at 8pm ET. The organization and Newark Mayor Cory Booker will host Screening Party at Hilton Newark Penn Station, followed by a Press Conference after show airs

The GI Go Fund, a nonprofit organization that helps veterans returning home from combat, will be featured on the upcoming Season Premeire of ABC's "Secret Millionaire"

The GI Go Fund is proud to announce that they will have their efforts highlighted on the Season Premiere of ABC’s “Secret Millionaire” on June 3rd at 8pm ET. The show will follow members of the GI Go Fund, as well as two other organizations, as they work to help the people of Newark, NJ.

GI Go Fund Executive Director Jack Fanous and Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker will also host a Screening Party at the Hilton Newark Penn Station during the live show from 6:30-9:00pm on June 3rd, with the broadcast scheduled at 8:00. There will also be a press conference immediately following the screening.

“The service we provide our veterans is inspired by their service to us,” said Fanous. “Men like Lt. Seth Dvorin, who gave his life in Iraq for our freedom. Men like Sgt. Joe Pace, who selflessly enlisted in the Marines the morning after 9/11 and served three tours in Iraq. And all the men and women who have served in our country’s military since the American Revolution, where they fought together for a greater cause. I believe that ensuring this generation of veterans is treated better than any other generation is our greater cause.”

“Secret Millionaire” follows a few of America’s most successful business people for one week as they leave behind their lavish lifestyles, sprawling mansions and luxury jets, conceal their true identities, and go to live and volunteer in some of the most impoverished and dangerous neighborhoods in the country. Surviving on welfare wages, their mission is to discover the most deserving individuals who continually sacrifice everything to help those in need, and ultimately encourage others to do the same.

This episode will follow millionaire and world-renowned artist Scott Jacobs and his 18-year-old daughter, Alexa, as they leave behind their family and lavish lifestyle in San Diego to spend six days in Newark to search for those most in need of help.

The first episode of the season will follow the GI Go Fund, an organization founded in 2006 in honor of Lt. Seth Dvorin, a friend of the group’s co-founders who was killed in Iraq. The organization works to assist veterans upon their return by providing them help finding employment and educational opportunities, connections to critical health and financial benefits, and aid and assistance to low income and homeless veterans.

In addition to their other programs, the GI Go Fund began working in Newark in 2008 through a partnership with Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker. Since then, the group has helped thousands of Newark veterans with their various needs as they work to make a successful transition home from combat.

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