Gala Honors Veterans and Raises $200,000 for Mission United

More than 800 people attended the annual Mayors’ Gala held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center to benefit Mission United. Military veterans were also recognized in a “Celebration of Service” that honored nominated servicemen and women from each city in Broward County as part of an on-stage ceremony with Broward County Mayor Tim Ryan.

Mission United supports US military service members, veterans and their families by helping them re-acclimate to civilian life with key focus areas include employment, education, health, legal assistance, emergency financial aid, and housing.

Throughout the evening, guests were invited to participate in the “Text to Donate” initiative, allowing them to purchase a Veterans Back to Work Kit, which includes a briefcase, career training and certifications, trade tools and materials, to be donated to veterans working to obtain a job . Nearly 300 kits were purchased for $75 on the night of the event through text donations.

All proceeds collected at the Mayors’ Gala will be utilized in the funding of a number of crucial services for veterans. With the continued help of community supporters, MISSION UNITED has had the opportunity to serve more than 2,000 veterans, to date. Visit www.MissionUnited.org for information.

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