We join this campaign as part of an ongoing national effort to support and provide help for our current and returning veterans and their families now. It will be a day to raise visibility and funds for our local Veteran & Community Services Programs – a powerful way to put the spotlight on our veteran’s needs and contributions made by our hero’s during their service to our country.
To showcase our newly established satellite office in Clarkston GA. 3999 Church St. in the Clarkston First Baptist Church Outreach & Resource Office. The VCOF is planning an International Festival & Blues concert to help raise support funds for our ongoing Youth (Blues In The Schools program), Veteran services and other community non profit needs. As we continue to grow and embrace our diversity and strengthen our veteran, youth, business and community programming.
BACKGROUND ON “SUPPORT OUR SOLDIERS” DAY OF CELEBRATION:
The VCOF has raised funds and built programs, along with a national network and website at www.vcof.org www.vcofclarkston.org that offers networking, and advocacy services to over 3000 veterans and children’s program participants each year.
VCOF has been officially recognized by the Mayors of Gainesville Georgia, and Atlanta, Georgia. It has been praised along with its leader Rev. Victor L. Johnson by several other organizations and government entities around the U. S. and the State of Georgia. Veterans and their families at all levels were proud to participate in VCOF Veteran and Youth programming targeted services and events.
This year, Theodis Ealey 2010 Bay Area Blues Society R&B Male Artist of The Year in addition to being a Stone Mountain resident, joins, Joe Louis Walker BMA 2010 Album of The Year Award winner, Kenny Neal 2009 BMA Song of The Year, Janiva Magness 2009 BMA BB King Entertainer of The Year Award winner. In an all “Blues Music Award” winners, artist lineup. Many who are Veteran’s themselves, have endorsed this campaign and are major contributors to our VCOF “Support Our Soldiers” Day celebrations and International Festival events. Aligning, VCOF, for the common cause of taking care of our own in their times of trouble, despair and need.
This multi tiered Festival, Celebration and Special Fundraiser is a great way to show your support. As well as giving to those who gave all. By placing your company brand before 2 million People per day. In Advertisements, on Billboards around the city of Atlanta, Internet, Print, TV & Radio Media, and 30,000 patrons on the days of the event as well as your logo on our web sites www.clarkstonfestival.com and www.vcof.org for the world to see.
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Come join us for this commemorative event and celebration of our freedoms. As we pay homage to our local and national hero’s.
A gift to support our VCOF “SOS Day special event is an investment in both creativity and equality. By focusing attention on the need of support services and facilities to accommodate the needs of the families and returning veterans. SOS Day will help people imagine what the world might be like if these concerns and perspectives are fully integrated into all of our lives.