WHITE HOT HAVANA NIGHT 2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
2019 Gold Sponsors
2019 Silver Sponsors
2019 Bronze Sponsors
New statistics say “321 active-duty members took their lives in 2018. The deaths equal the total number of active-duty personnel who died by suicide in 2012, the record since the services began closely tracking the issue in 2001.” 1 U.S. Special Operations suicides tripled in 2018. 2 In total, over 5,000 active-duty service members and veterans took their life in 2018. As these numbers continue to grow, so too must The Joel Fund continue to engage, educate, and encourage veterans and their families.
The past twelve months marked a year of development and growth for The Joel Fund. We moved into our own space; we added more classes to our Operation A.R.T. program; we expanded to include family members and caregivers in our Operation A.R.T. classes; and we launched new partnerships. Our NC Veterans Coffee events continue to expand with more organizations, reaching a growing number of veterans.
The Joel Fund’s mission is to reconnect veterans to life at home. We use the power of community to engage, educate, and encourage veterans and their families. At the 2018 White Hot Havana Night fundraiser, we announced The Joel Fund’s goal to move into our own space where we could better serve our local military community. At the end of April, we achieved this goal and this effort will allow us to enhance our programs and grow our footprint so we can continue serving veterans and their families for years to come. In 2020, we hope to continue the growth of our successful Operation A.R.T. program and increase the frequency of our veterans coffee events. Support from the Hot Havana Night fundraisers has had significant impact on our progress and we hope you will help us move closer to our goals for 2020.
The Joel Fund is a 501(c)(3), tax exempt non-profit charitable organization (#47-5179326).