A Veteran’s Day Salute

 

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MilTribe to host military-exclusive concert titled “A Veteran’s Day Salute” on November 11th featuring Country music star Pat Green to honor past and present service members

and benefit local burn survivor charity the Moonlight Fund

 

San Antonio, Texas, Oct., 14, 2016 – Military-exclusive online marketplace MilTribe is hosting a Veteran’s Day concert at Cowboy’s Dance Hall from 6:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. to honor current and past Armed Forces’ personnel. The private event titled “A Veteran’s Day Salute” will feature country music artist Pat Green as the headliner, preceded by Graveltooth, Matt Rawls, and the Tom Vickers Band. The event will be free for current and past DoD ID holders, and all proceeds will benefit local burn survivor charity the Moonlight Fund Inc., who will be presented with a final donation check during the event.

This event is the latest representation of MilTribe’s efforts to support and ease the burdens of the local military community. “Our goal with this concert is to thank service members for the sacrifices they make every day,” explained Tim Kaufeldt, MilTribe’s Chief Impact Officer. “We want them to have fun, be recognized and know they have our love and support. We also want them to get to know MilTribe and see first-hand the work we are doing to support military-related non-profits like the Moonlight Fund.”

Since its inception in 2015, MilTribe has partnered with various charities that focus on benefiting the military community. Examples of these include Adapt-A-Vet, an organization that delivers a barrier free living environment for disabled U.S. Veterans through home adaptation and modifications, the MilSpo Project, a non-profit dedicated to supporting military spouse entrepreneurs, and Honor Flight San Antonio, a charity that transports veteran’s to Washington D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.

In the next few weeks, MilTribe and the Moonlight Fund will promote this event together by extending an invitation to military members across the State. In addition, the campaign will encourage donations to the Moonlight Fund to support its various burn survivor support programs. During the event,attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in dance lessons and purchase raffle tickets, which will be added to the final donation amount the charity will receive.

Since 1998, the Moonlight Fund has lent support to burn survivors, including military personnel, in Texas and other parts of the country. “Unfortunately, burns are all too familiar among the military community,” explained Celia Belt, professional speaker and Moonlight Fund Co-Founder. “For almost 20 years, we have helped many service members with severe burns build back their lives through love and support. We have sat with them and their families by hospital beds, we have helped them finish school, and have invited them and their families to participate in our award-winning healing retreats. The support of our community is everything, and we are incredibly grateful to MilTribe for helping us continue our mission with the shared goal of helping those in need.”

MilTribe has also encouraged additional military-related entities to be part of this event, some as volunteers and others as donors. These entities include MilHousing Network, an online lifestyle platform for all things military housing; Incendiary Arms; and the local Toys for Tots chapter.

Attendance for the event is free for all current and prior DoD ID holders, but tickets are limited to 6,000 seats and are currently being distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. To learn more about the event, please visit MilTribe’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/miltribe. To verify your Military service and reserve tickets now, please visit www.miltribe.com.

About MilTribe

MilTribe.com is an online marketplace for current and prior service military families to buy, sell and trade household goods with each other, access exclusive military-only discounts from major retailers – and a resource for military focused non-profits to receive support through funding, volunteerism, guidance and resources.

MilTribe was created in 2015 to solve the needs and challenges of Military life on the move – and designed with safety. With a team comprised of current and prior service members, spouses, and dependents. MilTribe has one mission: to serve and impact the lives of U.S. Military families.

As a Military-only marketplace, only verified current and prior service U.S. Military members and their spouses can join, including Active Duty Personnel, National Guard Members, Reservists, Veterans, Retirees and DoD civilians. Military service is verified through a partnership with SheerID™ – the same GSA-approved online Military verification service used by some of the nation’s largest companies, such as Amazon, Sprint and Best Buy. MilTribe never sees or stores any information uploaded to SheerID™ for Military service verification. For more information about MilTribe, please visit www.miltribe.com.

About Moonlight Fund:

The Moonlight Fund Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial, emotional, and in- kind support to military and civilian burn survivors and their family members. The organization was founded in San Antonio, Texas, in 1998 by burn survivors Celia Belt and Henry Coffeen lll, staff of the Burn Unit at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC), and Ernst & Young executives.

Having assisted nearly 5,000 people since its inception, The Moonlight Fund is planning to expand nationally in early 2017. The Moonlight Fund is unique in that it delivers care at the onset of a burn injury or accident through rehabilitation and on into the many years of recovery. Services include paying medical bills, providing financial aid to complete college degrees, furnishing homes, hosting healing retreats and providing an ongoing support system for burn survivors and their families.

Guided by the principle, “We’ll Measure Our Success… by the Lives We Touch,” The Moonlight Fund keeps operating costs at a minimum so that the majority of funds raised are used directly to support patients and their families. For more information, visit www.moonlightfund.org or call 210-415-3406.

Media Contacts:             

Deborah Ortiz de la Peña, Public Relations consultant for MilTribe and Moonlight Fund Inc.,Deborah@dohmarketing.com, 512.350.0349 cell

Buck Buchanan, President, ACA Digital, buck@acadigital.net, 210.313.7006

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