AMVETS Ensures Homeless Heroes Benefit From Music Tour
American Legacy Music Tour Aid Veterans in Seven States
LANHAM, Md., Oct. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, AMVETS has been named as
the American Legacy Tour's official charity partner. The live music variety
show will visit 10 cities in 10 days and bring greater attention to
homelessness in the veteran community.
Tickets are on sale now for the two-hour show, starring Country Music icon
Ronnie McDowell and featuring award-winning artists who will perform hit songs
from genres including Classic and Outlaw Country, Trop Rock, Motown and
Gospel. The tour, which is open to the public, is produced by Rasberry
Producer Group with corporate sponsor American National Insurance Company.
"The tour is about delivering some of the best entertainment value possible
with one heck of a two-hour show that pays tribute to our heroes at home,"
said Danny Rasberry, CEO of Rasberry Production Group. "We also wanted to give
something back to veterans in all 10 cities on the tour, which is a big job,
so we're really excited to have AMVETS on board as our charity partner to see
that it gets done."
A portion of the tour's proceeds will be presented to AMVETS for the express
purpose of helping veterans at the local level in support of the Homeless
Veterans Outreach Initiative led by U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K.
"Not one man or woman who has served and sacrificed for their country should
ever go without a safe place to call home," said AMVETS Communications
Director, Andrew Keirn. "AMVETS is proud to be partnering with the American
Legacy Tour and helping bring aid to the veteran community. These live shows,
and the proceeds they earn, will be used to transform the lives of these
homeless heroes. This is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of."
The tour opens in Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 4, 2013 and will make several stops
with a special Veteran's Day show in Marion, Ind. Nov. 11, and a finale in
Nashville, Tenn. Nov. 13. For more information visit
About AMVETS A leader since 1944 in preserving the freedoms secured by
America's armed forces, AMVETS provides support for veterans and the active
military in procuring their earned entitlements, as well as community service
and legislative reform that enhances the quality of life for this nation's
citizens and veterans alike. AMVETS is one of the largest
congressionally-chartered veterans' service organizations in the United
States, and includes members from each branch of the military, including the
National Guard and Reserves. To learn more visit www.AMVETS.org.
About the Homeless Veterans Outreach Initiative: In 2009, President Barack
Obama and United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric K.
Shinseki announced the goal of ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015.
To address this problem, the VA built the largest integrated network of
homeless assistance programs in the country.
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