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Cuba Gooding Jr. Drops By Our Concert PDF Print E-mail

 

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Cuba Gooding Jr. and Dr. Roscoe Brown (Tuskegee Airman) spoke at the Unity For Vets concert this past Veterans Day. Recently HonorVet.org teamed up with Lucas Films in support of their new film Red Tails which is a story of the Tuskegee Airmen. 


Red Tails is an upcoming 2012 action drama film directed by Anthony Hemingway, from a screenplay by John Ridley and Aaron McGruder. The story, written by Ridley, is inspired by true events. George Lucas serves as the executive producer for the project. Its is based on the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American combat pilots during World War II, and is the first Lucas Film production since Radiolan Murders (1994) not associated with the  Indiana Jones or Star Wars franchises. This movie stars Cuba Gooding Jr., who previously starred in another movie title based on The Red Tails called The Tuskegee Airmen on HBO.

Cuba Gooding Jr. and Dr. Roscoe Brown both took the stage after Senator John McCain made a proclamation for Veterans Day. Cuba spoke about the extraordinary accomplishments that veterans have and continue to make. He further spoke of his unwavering support for the men and woman who have and continue to serve our country. HonorVet and Lucas Films will continue to work together to raise funds and awareness for veterans and their families. We will keep you updated with new and exciting news surrounding this partnership.

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Jesse and Jim Appear On Multiple National News Shows PDF Print E-mail

HonorVet.org Co-founders, Jesse Canella and Jim McCain, have been hitting the pavement in order to raise awareness to support our troops and their families. This Veterans Day, Jesse and Jim appeared on Fox & Friends, CNN, and MSNBC in order to discuss HonorVet.org's mission and their first benefit concert - Unity For Vets.

 

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FoxJesse was on Fox & Friends at the 7:30am segment with Eric Trump and Bret Michaels. Eric was kind enough to purchase a large amount of tickets to the concert which he donated to active military members.

Eric said "I have a tremendous amount of respect for our soldiers and the sacrifices they make for this country.  Bret Michaels is a great friend of mine, so it’s truly an honor for me to donate these tickets to such brave men & women and their families so that they can enjoy an incredible performance.”

 

 

 

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At 7:50am, Jim McCain and Cindy McCain went on CNN live to talk about the extraordinary accomplishments HonorVet.org has made to date. Jim talked briefly about the struggles that his friends went through which inspired him to do something to help. Mrs. McCain then talked about the saddening struggles that the veterans and their families go through on a daily basis.

"HonorVet and what they do is remarkable because these two young men saw not only a need that wasn't being met," said Cindy McCain, "they saw a niche that they not only knew needed to be filled, but was not being filled."

 

 

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MSNBCAt 3:30pm Jesse and Jim swung into the MSNBC studio to be interviewed on the Martin Bashir show. They both discussed the personal struggles their friends went through and how they came together to make a difference. Jim talked about the Unity For Vets concert and the reason the Marine Veterans decided to produce the show. Jesse talked briefly about HonorVet.org's unique platform and the resources they provide. After the show a few of the producers got teared up by Jesse and Jim's stories as well as their passion to make a difference.

 

 

 


 
WBAB's Fingers Interview with Bret Michaels PDF Print E-mail

WBAB DJ and Personality Fingers Interview Bret Michaels

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Listen in as Bret Michaels and WBAB's Fingers chat about the upcoming Unity for Vets show at the NYCB theater on Veterans Day 11-11-11 as well as his new album, TV show, guitar line and drink!

And look for Fingers at the Unity for Vets Show, where he will be announcing and conducting other honors on stage!


Go to WBAB On Demand to listen to the Interview

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NEW YORK POST PARTNERS WITH HONORVET.ORG TO RAISE FUNDS FOR TROOPS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN NEED OF HELP PDF Print E-mail

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NEW YORK POST PARTNERS WITH HONORVET.ORG TO RAISE FUNDS FOR TROOPS AND THEIR  FAMILIES IN NEED OF HELP

NEW YORK, New York (November 1st, 2011) HonorVet.org announced today it’s partnership with the New York Post which will help to raise much needed funding in order to support returning veterans and their families. The New York Post has put together a new donation program which will be in effect from October 28th – November 18th. For every subscription that the New York Post received they will donate $5 during that time to HonorVet.org. 

Additionally, The New York Post will be a premier sponsor for HonorVet.org’s upcoming “Unity For Vets” Concert Featuring Bret Michaels with special guest: ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Ellis Hall, the Unity All-Star Band, and more special guests. The New York Post is providing online, email, social media and print advertising to support the concert which is set for this Veterans Day (November 11th, 2011)

“The New York Post is honored to partner with HonorVet.org and to provide much needed support to our troops. We hope that our involvement will not only generate awareness for this wonderful cause, but much needed funds,” said Aimee Rametta, Vice President of Marketing, New York Post

“This partnership with the New York Post is a critical one. The advertising package which has been donated is incredibly generous and will allow us to have a greater reach in order to raise awareness and funds to support our mission,” said Jesse Canella, CEO of HonorVet.org “The subscription program is an opportunity for the public to not only to subscribe to a great news source, but also to directly support a very important and relevant issue – taking care of our veterans and their families.”

 

About HonorVet.org

HonorVet.org is a non-partisan, registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded by two US Marines , Jesse Canella and Jim McCain, who  served together in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq. The organization is devoted to giving back to the men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving our country. HonorVet.org provides transitional, psychological, spiritual, educational, and career support using interactive-community to serve veterans, service members, and their families in a safe and trusted environment


About the New York Post

The New York Post founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1801 is the oldest continuously published daily newspapers in the United States and is one of the top ten newspapers in the country ranked by circulation. The Post offers the best news, business coverage, opinion – plus Page Six and The Best Sports in Town. The New York Post is available in print, on the web at NYPOST.com, and via iPad, Android and Smartphone applications. The New York Post is owned by News Corporation.


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ZZ TOP’S BILLY GIBBONS JOINS THE “UNITY FOR VETS” CONCERT FEATURING BRET MICHAELS WITH ELLIS HALL, THE UNITY ALL-STAR BAND PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS! PDF Print E-mail

Billy GNEW YORK, New York (November 2, 2011). HonorVet.org announced today that ZZ Top Guitarist and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Billy Gibbons, will join rock star performer and “Celebrity Apprentice” winner, Bret Michaels, and his “Get Your Rock On Tour” with the All-Star line-up that includes Ellis Hall and other special Celebrity guests for the “Unity for Vets” concert on Veterans Day at New York’s NYCB Theatre at Westbury, November 11th.

 

Produced in partnership with financially transparent rock philanthropy Unityfor.org, the concert will be honoring and supporting America’s veterans and current service members as they raise awareness and funds to finance their dedicated support community for vets.

 

Proceeds from the concert, leveraging UnityFor.org’s ultra low-cost production costs, will be transparently dedicated to HonorVet.org which will directly finance crucial resources and services instantly available to qualified Veterans, service members, and their families, without the usual red tape.

 

HonorVet.org is a national 501(c) (3) which was co-founded by two US Marines, Jesse Canella and Jim McCain, who served together in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq. Like so many other of America's returning young Veterans, they found the transition back to civilian life to be very difficult. More profoundly, they saw friends who made it through the toughest battle zones succumb to this hidden battle at home. They decided to continue to serve by committing to do something about it

 

To be produced at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Unity For Vets will feature a combination of musicians, celebrities and veterans in a program mixing music and highlighting both the challenges and triumphs of real Veterans. The experience will be complemented and expanded online with activities and social media campaigns including celebrities and high profile artists.

 

The theme and message of Unity For Vets will be both sober - focusing a spotlight on the issues and needs of America's Veterans in transitioning to civilian life - and inspirational - giving average Americans a way to help not only with money but with their own time and spirit. 

                                                                                               

During the course of the event a short ceremony will be produced by multi-Emmy Award-winner LeGrande Green (Oprah) featuring Dr. Brenda Wade (Oprah, The Today Show, CNN, Good Morning America, Essence Magazine). This powerful segment will deliver messages of hope, community and participation.

 

Performers will supported by the “Unity All Star Band,” comprised of industry pros such as: Anton Fig on Drums (Letterman Band), Mike Visceglia on Bass (Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne), Ellis Hall “The Reverend” on keyboards (Tower of Power), Scott Page on Sax (Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Toto), and music director Martin Guigui on Piano/Hammond B-3 (John Lee Hooker, James Cotton).

 

The concert will be co-produced by Sunset Pictures and is being sponsored by a growing list of caring corporate citizens such as American Airlines, Anheuser Busch, Hensley Beverage Company, The New York Post, Odeo, Gibson Guitars, Dr. Brenda Wade, ContentX, The Viana Hotel and Spa, Sunset Pictures, and Sand Bag Productions.

 

HonorVet.org and UnityFor.org are now in discussion with multiple sponsor and media partners in addition to those already committed.  Interested parties that want to be part of an event that can launch a movement for healing, growth and celebration of and for America’s very best citizens should contact the Unity For Vets team members listed herein.

 

Tickets are available at www.livenation.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or the Westbury box office. Tickets are also available at www.ticketmaster.com. Please visit www.unityforvets.org  for more info.



About HonorVet.org

 

HonorVet.org is a non-partisan, registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization devoted to giving back to the men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving our country. HonorVet.org provides transitional, psychological, spiritual, educational, and career support using an interactive-community to serve veterans, service members and their families in a safe and trusted environment.


About UnityFor Foundation 

Unity For Foundation is a concert-driven 501c3 dedicated to promoting, funding, and facilitating efforts to help solve major global challenges. We are doing this by co-producing concerts that enable non-profit organizations and individuals to better raise money, share resources, co-promote causes, and realize measurable impact – aspiring to do so in a 100% financially transparent manner. Our premiere concert was at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, March 13, 2010. Most recent unity concert was executive producer support for Harmony-For-Health.org (UnityfortheGulf.org) April 20, 2011, featured Kevin Costner and his band. 

 

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Jesse Canella               Geoff Halstead                       Martin Guigui              David Traub   

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+1 646 481 5813        +1 310 387 4424                +1 310 435 5415       +1 650 8041234   

 

 

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Want to support HonorVet.org and get great news at the same time? PDF Print E-mail

 

New-York-Post 590820-thumbHonorVet.org announced today its partnership with the New York Post which will help to raise much needed funding in order to support returning veterans and their families. The New York Post has put together a new donation program which will be in effect from October 28th – November 18th. For every subscription that the New York Post receives during that time they will donate $5 to HonorVet.org.

 

Additionally, the New York Post will be a premier sponsor for HonorVet.org’s upcoming “Unity For Vets Concert” Featuring Bret Michaels with special guests Billy Gibbons, Ellis Hall, Anton Fig, and more special guest to be announced. The New York Post is providing online, email, social media and print advertising to support the concert scheduled for Veterans Day (November 11th.)

 

“This partnership with the New York Post is a critical one. The advertising package which has been donated is incredibly generous and will allow us to have a greater reach in order to raise awareness and funds to support our mission.” Said Jesse Canella, CEO of HonorVet.org “The subscription program is an opportunity for the public to not only subscribe to a great news source, but also to directly support a very important and relevant issue – taking care of our veterans and their families.”

 

 
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