U.S. Vets – Las Vegas, an integral part of the national not-for-profit veterans’ service organization, U.S. Vets, will be holding its third annual “Honoring Those Who Serve” benefit dinner on November 8, 2011. The event will begin at 6:00pm at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The benefit dinner, in honor of Veterans Day, will benefit the programs and services provided by U.S. Vets for homeless and at-risk veterans in the Las Vegas area.
U.S. Vets was founded in 1992 and is the nation’s largest provider of services to veterans facing challenges in their transition to civilian life. The organization operates programs at 11 sites in five states and the District of Colombia. The national organization serves more than 2000 veterans daily. U.S. Vets – Las Vegas opened in 2001 and serves 162 veterans each day.
The benefit dinner will honor America’s veterans and military service members for their willingness to serve and sacrifice to protect and defend freedom. There will be recognition of individuals who have made an impact in the lives of veterans and active military members, including a Local Hero Award, which will honor a service member or veteran who has made a significant contribution to the Southern Nevada community.
Shalimar Cabrera, the site director for U.S. Vets – Las Vegas, stated the financial goal of the benefit dinner is to raise $40,000 for veteran programs.