Swords to Plowshares Celebrates 39 Years of Service to Veterans

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17th Annual Veterans Day Dinner & Profiles of Courage Award Ceremony

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Without support from the community our work would not be possible. Our Veterans Day Gala allows us to raise the crucial funds needed to serve San Francisco’s veteran population.

On Thursday, November 7, 2013, Swords to Plowshares, San Francisco’s leading nonprofit veteran service organization, will host the 17th annual Veterans Day Dinner and Profiles of Courage Award Ceremony.

“As a Vietnam veteran myself, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Veterans Day than honoring veterans who’ve turned their lives around,” said Michael Blecker, Executive Director of Swords to Plowshares. “We take great pride in showing the community the impact of our work and the veterans who overcome tremendous obstacles in their transition from combat to community. It’s truly a pleasure to honor veterans. Their stories, their lives inspires me.”

Nearly 500 community supporters will join together to pay tribute to Swords to Plowshares and the thousands of Bay Area veterans they have served. The Profiles of Courage awards will be given to veterans who have turned their lives around and shown tremendous courage in the face of adversity. Each story speaks to the full range of services Swords to Plowshares offers and illustrates the success of the organization’s nationally recognized programs.

WHO:         Swords to Plowshares, San Francisco-based veteran service agency
WHAT:     17th Annual Veterans Day Dinner, Profiles of Courage
WHEN:     Thursday, November 7, 2013; 5:30 PM
WHERE:     Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

For more information contact us at 415-252-4788 or visit http://www.stp-sf.org/veterans-day

“The services we offer veterans empowers’ them to live meaningful and productive lives. We restore dignity and hope to veterans in need on a daily basis,” said Mr. Blecker. “Without support from the community our work would not be possible. Our Veterans Day Gala allows us to raise the crucial funds needed to serve San Francisco’s veteran population.”

Sponsors of the 17th Annual Veterans Day Dinner, include: Morrison and Foerster Foundation & Morrison and Foerster, LLP; Keker & Van Nest, LLP; Snyder, Miller & Orton, LLP; Kendall Jackson Wines, Paradise View Wines, United Airlines, Pacific Gas & Electric Company and Wells Fargo.

About Swords to Plowshares
Founded in 1974, Swords to Plowshares is a community-based not-for-profit organization that provides counseling and case management, employment and training, housing and legal assistance to homeless and low-income veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area. Swords to Plowshares promotes and protects the rights of veterans through advocacy, public education, and partnerships with local, state and national entities.

War causes wounds and suffering that last beyond the battlefield. Our mission is to heal the wounds, to restore dignity, hope, and self-sufficiency to all veterans in need, and to prevent and end homelessness and poverty among veterans we serve. Learn more about the work of Swords to Plowshares, and ways in which you can help, by visiting our website at http://www.stp-sf.org.

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