We at MilitaryConnection.com are proud to announce that our CEO, Debbie Gregory, has been named as a recipient of the "Commitment to Service" award by Give an Hour. As many of our users know, Give an Hour is a national nonprofit organization providing free and confidential mental health services to troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, Veterans and their loved ones. Debbie will receive her award at a benefit concert to be held at B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square, New York. Debbie is in extraordinary company, as she will be standing alongside fellow honoree Colonel David W. Sutherland.
If you would like to purchase tickets to the concert starring Little Big Band, American Idol winner Kris Allen, and special guests The Secret State, Danielle Peck, Gloria Reuben, and The 9th, click here. If you would like to read the press release in its entirety, you can do so below.
May 29, 2013
Give an Hour’s "Commitment to Service" Award
Washington, D.C. (May 24, 2013) – Give an Hour™ (www.giveanhour.org), a national nonprofit organization that provides no-cost mental health services to active duty military, Post 9/11 veterans and their loved ones, has named Colonel David W. Sutherland and Military Connection CEO Debbie Gregory as this year’s recipients of the "Commitment to Service" award. The awards will be presented on June 2, 2013, at a benefit concert at B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square, New York, hosted by Give an Hour.
The concert, titled "A Celebration of Service: Honoring Our Military Men and Women and Those Who Serve Them" will feature Little Big Band, featuring Mark Rivera, long-time member of The Billy Joel Band and Ringo Starr's Music Director, and American Idol winner Kris Allen. Additional performers include: accomplished country musician Danielle Peck; actress, singer and social activist Gloria Reuben; up-and-coming indie rock band The Secret State, which counts three veterans among its band members; and alternative funk rock musician, The 9th.
"These events over June 2-3, 2013, will bring together colleagues from the military, government, corporate, educational, and nonprofit worlds to focus on service and train the next generation of mental health professionals while encouraging voluntarism, engaging communities, and creating awareness of the need for critical mental health services," notes Barbara Van Dahlen, founder and president of Give an Hour. "We are excited to celebrate our good work and to honor those who serve, in uniform and out."
Debbie Gregory stated "I have always considered it a privilege to serve our nations heroes, those who step up to keep us safe. Each of us owes them a debt of gratitude. Give an Hour is an extraordinary organization that makes a positive difference in the lives of those who serve and their families." Gregory added, "I am honored to receive this prestigious accolade."
Concert tickets range from $25-$300 and may be purchased through Ticketmaster at: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00004AA2DC18F73F?brand=bbkingblues&camefrom=cfc_bbking_website
About Colonel Dave Sutherland
About Debbie Gregory
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