Medal of Honor Recipient Sal Guinta to Speak at Comfort Our Vets Fundraising Gala to Benefit Michigan's Veterans

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Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) to Host Event on Thursday, April 14 at the Detroit Golf Club

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The Disabled Veterans National Foundation proudly announced today it will host a fundraising gala featuring war hero, author and inspirational speaker Sal Giunta, the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War. The event will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016, from 5:30 until 10 p.m. at the Detroit Golf Club, 17911 Hamilton Road, Detroit, MI 48203. The event includes dinner and a Detroit-artist auction that will benefit the more than 5,000 homeless veterans throughout Michigan.

“The sad reality is many of our heroic veterans return home from defending our freedom wounded, both physically and emotionally, making it difficult for them to find employment and housing,” said John Paruch, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for DVNF. “Our goal is to raise $100,000 in support of these at-risk vets with 100% of the net proceeds going directly to Michigan’s homeless veterans.”

DVNF was founded in 2007 as a community-based, non-profit focused on helping former military members in need and raising awareness of veterans’ issues such as increasing suicide, unemployment and homelessness rates.

Tickets to the event are $250 and are available by calling (248) 633-6039 or online at before April 1, 2016. In addition, donations of any size can be sent to: Disabled Veterans National Foundation, 3098 Quail Ridge Circle, Rochester Hills, MI 48309

“Comfort Our Vets is a great way to support our war heroes who continue to do battle even after they leave active duty,” said Michael Capraro, event sponsor (or could be from lead sponsor). “Hearing Sal Giunta’s courageous story, experiencing the live color guard and viewing patriotic creations from local artists will bolster your belief in the American spirit.”

About Disabled Veterans National Foundation

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.

We achieve this mission by:

  • Providing an online resource database that allows veterans to navigate the complex process of seeking benefits that they are entitled to as a result of their military service, as well as additional resources they need.
  • Offering direct financial support to veteran organizations that address the unique needs of veterans, and whose missions align with that of DVNF.
  • Providing supplemental assistance to homeless and low-income veterans through the Health & Comfort program and various empowerment resources.
  • Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community, and educating the public accordingly.

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Disabled Veterans National Foundation
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