Hello, we are contacting you on behalf of Support Homeless Veterans Inc.  We are a new, Philadelphia based non-profit organization dedicated to advancing veteran housing.  Our monthly event, Code: Red, White and Blue, provides a number of services for our nations veterans. This event will be help on the third saturday of every month.

Below is our press release and we would appreciate as much exposure as you can offer. If you have any questions, Contact Cara Colantuono at 609-707-4103

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      Contact: Cara Colantuono
                                                                                                  Support HomlessVeterans.org

March 27, 2012

Code: Red, White & Blue to benefit needy veterans

PHILADELPHIA – Weeks after it earned 501(C)3 federal tax status, Support Homeless Veterans (SHV) is wasting no time getting to work.
On April 21, Code: Red, White & Blue will go into effect – similar to the annual Veteran Affairs-based Stand Down initiative, the event is aimed at bringing together veteran service providers in an effort to make community resources available to local veterans in need.

Code: Red, White & Blue will commission the philanthropy of Philadelphia’s local food pantries, as well as provide products and services from local lawmakers, health care advocates, clothing donors and legal aid.

From 9 a.m. to noon, the public is invited to the Fishtown Recreation Center, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave., to help make a contribution to this worthy cause.

Feed-Our-Vets.org will operate a mobile food pantry for veterans. A representative from the office of Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-2nd of Pennsylvania) will discuss benefits available to veterans. Ambassadors from Penn State University and Temple University will be doling out personal hygiene products. Penn Medicine will be on hand to help with health care questions and take blood pressure and legal aid and counseling from the Soldier Project will also be readily available.

An Iraq War veteran and subject of the Kelly Kennedy book, “They Fought for Each Other” will be serving hot BBQ. A number of Philadelphia firefighters and Mayor Michael A. Nutter have been invited.

Created in 2011 to combat the growing epidemic of homelessness among American veterans, SHV is devoted to improving the quality of life of these often forgotten heroes. Our supported housing program combines holistic care with classical military camaraderie to bring veterans together, as a family.

Motivated and advocated for, our veterans are provided unique opportunities, allowing them to become invested in a movement that supports disadvantaged veterans and prevent homelessness among those recently discharged. Together, we can help fight for those who once fought so bravely for us.