In an effort to house homeless student veterans, the Heroes Center, a non-profit organization, will host a benefit concert on Wednesday, May 23rd at 6:30PM. The concert will be held at the Heroes Center, located at 1500 Bridges Dr. in High Point.
Those interested in attending this family-friendly event may purchase tickets online at HeroesCenter.org/embers-concert or at the door the evening of the concert. In addition to a beach music party put on by The Embers, attendees will enjoy a special performance by former Miss North Carolina, Lorna McNeill Ricotta, and Broadway star and M.C., Rachael Murray. Pita Delite, a Mediterranean food truck, will also be on-site.
Tickets cost $10 for general admission and are free for veterans, active duty military members and children under age 12. VIP sponsorships are greatly welcomed and appreciated. This concert is the first major event of the year for the Heroes Center (formerly known as Heal Our Heroes) and will support a major housing initiative for more than 20 homeless veterans attending Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC). The center hopes to complete renovations to the student dormitory by January, 2019. Next, the center will expand to serve, support and strengthen student veterans and their families with programs, services, events and resources, including outdoor retreats, vocational training, and job placement. “We served our country together. Now, let’s heal together,” said Bob Uber, founder of the Heroes Center. “By housing student veterans, hosting retreats and providing access to professional counseling in a peaceful, nurturing environment, we help veterans re-establish themselves in society. At the Heroes Center, veterans can once again, find their place in a community surrounded by their peers.” For more details or to get involved, please visit www.HeroesCenter.org. About the Heroes Center In 2013, when retired Vietnam Veteran Bob Uber learned a local church campground stood empty 50 weeks out of the year and that many GTCC veteran students were homeless, he founded the Heroes Center. The center will provide veterans with a home, a chance to complete higher education, a place to heal and ultimately, a community where they can thrive.