United We Stand
For Freedom
Ricky Lee Concert
Casino Night, & Dinner

June 24, 2017
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Stark County, Ohio
Veteran Stand Down

November 2, 2017
8:30am - 3:00pm

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What is a Stand Down and what is the Concert for?

Dear Veteran & Military Supporter:

The SAM Center is hosting United We Stand for Veterans on June 24, 2017, at the Foltz Center in East Canton. The dinner and concert will feature Country Americana Artist Ricky Lee. This is our first internal fundraiser and all monies raised from this event will be used to host a veterans’ stand-down and resource fair.

We are in the process of collecting fabulous items and services for the silent and live auctions. This is where you can make the event a success. By donating an item, service or cash you will be making a tax deductible contribution to the SAM Center, an all-volunteer nonprofit that assists veterans, widows and service members in our community.

The funds raised will allow us to host a Veterans’ Stand-down and Resource Fair on November 2 at the Canton Civic Center. This will be the first Veterans’ Stand Down in Stark County and we anticipate assisting more than 500 veterans during this one day. Stark County has 28,000 veterans and 6,000 live below the poverty line. Those veterans qualify for VA healthcare and possibly pension benefits. According to a 2011 VA report, only 50 percent of veterans are aware of their benefits and 50 percent do not know if they qualify.

Your business will benefit from exposure to those who attend the event. Donors will be listed in the program and online. This is your opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our local military families. Thank you in advance for your consideration and support.

The SAM Center was founded in 2015. We are a community of believers that seek to show our local veterans the community’s love and appreciation. The SAM Center is a 100% volunteer organization. In 2016, our first full year, we accomplished the following:

  • Served more than 500 through a free commissary for veterans, widows and service members
  • Provided 40 lodging kits to homeless veterans transitioning to housing
  • Presented 29 Quilts of Love to widows and service members needing to feel the community’s love
  • Provided full Thanksgiving Feasts to 223 veteran families in need
  • Assisted 283 individuals Christmas through presents or gift cards
  • An additional 34 families were provided a full Christmas feast
  • Our volunteers donated 4,443 hours of service.

Presented By - Serving Area Military - 413 Lincoln Way - Massillon, OH 44646 - P: (330) 956-6162 - support@servingareamilitary.org

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