ATLANTA, Jan. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Cannon, CEO of the Arthur M. Blank Group (AMB Group)- the parent company of the Blank Family of Businesses (BFOB) for-profit businesses - will serve as the keynote speaker at the 4th Annual Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO) Benefit Gala on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Georgia Aquarium. To purchase Gala tickets, click here. Cannon, a military veteran, also co-founded the Johnny Mac Soldier's Fund. Angie Blank will serve as the honorary chair of the Gala.
VEO, the Georgia non-profit, enhances the quality of life for homeless veterans on their road to self-sufficiency. Founded in 2008 by executive director Frantz Fortune, VEO has provided housing, supportive services, job training and placement to more than 5,000 veterans and their families. To support homeless veterans, click here.
The Blank Family of Businesses current portfolio includes the Atlanta Falcons; Atlanta United; PGA TOUR Superstore; The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation; Mountain Sky Guest Ranch; West Creek Ranch; and AMB Group. Arthur Blank and the Falcons, in partnership with the city of Atlanta and the state of Georgia, are the private funders of Mercedes-Benz Stadium. "VEO leads a devoted mission year-round, and I believe that lasting change happens when we work together to invest in our veterans," said Cannon. "I look forward to the day veteran homelessness in Georgia is completely eliminated."
The Gala provides opportunities for more than 500 guests from the Atlanta community to show their support for homeless veterans who are working hard to gain housing, employment, and self-sufficiency. The event marks 10 years of VEO empowering homeless veterans and their families. "Homelessness painfully disrupts the lives of veterans and their families in a number of ways," said Angie Blank. "VEO supports veterans in rebuilding their identity, and I feel a strong responsibility to help. I encourage Georgia residents to join us in supporting this cause in any way they can."
VEO programs help homeless veterans secure stable housing, reunited families, attain living wage employment, and access benefits. The core team of VEO professionals also help identify and treat mental health and related challenges.
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SOURCE Veterans Empowerment Organization of Georgia