Photos by Jon Endow
Helping Veterans Cope With PTSD, Homelessness, Substance Abuse and Other Challenges Through Music
BEGINNING UKULELE WORKSHOP FOR VETERANS
VNEW recently began a free Beginning Ukulele workshop for veterans including free ukuleles. The workshop is being taught via Zoom by expert ukulele teacher, Melanie Kareem.
VNEW thanks two generous donors from Hawaii and The American Legion Ronald Reagan Palisades Post 283 for their support of this workshop.
If you would like to support a veteran with a ukulele for an upcoming workshop please click here to donate – The veterans will appreciate your gift of music!
VNEW has started its first musical instrument teaching workshop – “Beginning Ukulele” – a free three-month introductory class for veterans to learn how to play the ukulele.
VETERAN’S DAY WEST
In observance of Veterans Day, The Veterans National Entertainment Workshop and the Battleship Iowa honor veterans – living and deceased – for their service and sacrifices with a FREE ONLINE CONCERT featuring veterans and active military performing songs of unity, togetherness and friendship.
SALUTE TO FIRST RESPONDERS
In observance of Patriot Day, The American Legion Ronald Reagan-Palisades Post 283 and The Veterans National Entertainment Workshop honor the heroes on the front lines of the pandemic with a free online concert “Salute to First Responders”.
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Help veterans cope with PTSD, homelessness, substance abuse and other challenges through music.
Help veterans find their voices performing their own original songs.
Help veterans network with music industry professionals and find community with other veterans and the public.
Provide veterans with opportunities to work backstage at performances and help with events.
Serve as a referral for veterans and families that need help finding health and mental services; housing; education; jobs and job training.
Luis Figueroa is a veteran connected with the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration campus, and is scheduled to perform at our 2019 concert. Listen to him eloquently speak about the value of music and performing in his life.
VNEW THANKS OUR SUPPORTERS
Everyone has a special gift or skill to share, which is why we invite you to join our team as we continue to make a positive impact in our community. Contributing to our team means you’ll be helping us as we give back to those who have risked so much to ensure that we continue to enjoy our freedom. There are multiple ways you can support VNEW’s mission, and no amount or gesture is too small.