8th Annual Fundraising Event Salutes Game-Changing Veteran Services Program
Webster, N.Y. – Veterans experiencing PTSD, traumatic brain injury, addiction, or military sexual trauma often need a game changer to help correct their life’s course. Since starting in 2010, more than 400 veterans have found that change during their participation in the Warrior Salute Veteran Services program.
The program’s past, current, and future successes are why The Salute: A Toast to Our Veterans event is being held on Thursday, November 10, 2022, beginning at 6:30 pm in the City View Ballroom at the Strathallan Hotel in Rochester, NY.
Getting Off and then Back on Track
“You could be doing so good. And a bad thing happens and it throws everything off,” says Marlando Daley, a Warrior Salute Veteran Services program graduate. He experienced depression and a substance abuse issue that got his military career and life off track. “It damaged me a lot, and I had to find a way to bounce back from that.”
Marlando entered the Warrior Salute Veteran Services program in 2020. He said it kept him grounded and woke him up. The program made him decide whether he wanted to go on the same path or make a change that would improve his life.
“I’ve been through several programs and nothing has been as impactful as Warrior Salute,” says Marlando.
The Salute: A Toast to Our Veterans event is a critical fundraiser for the Warrior Salute Veteran Services program. Funds raised at the event go directly to support the Warrior Salute Veteran Services mission to help veterans and military families heal and transition back to civilian life through person-centered therapies and community support. The program is built around the unique needs of each service member.
“Our program has been developed to ensure that each service member receives the appropriate level of care, based on their individualized situation,” says Jim Stampfer, Warrior Salute Veterans Services Program Manager.
He notes that transitional housing and individualized case management are provided to the veterans at no cost, regardless of their discharge status or length of service.
“Warrior Salute Veterans Services program does not receive any federal, state, or local municipal funding. The program is wholly supported by this community and we are extremely grateful for that generosity,” says Jim.
The program is especially thankful for the donors who have pledged their support of the SALUTE event this year. This includes:
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To learn more about the event and purchase tickets to attend, please visit the event website at https://SaluteVeterans.givesmart.com. For members of the media looking to cover the SALUTE “A Toast to Our Veterans” event, please contact Tom DeRoller at (585) 347-1205.