GARFIELD, NJ – SEPTEMBER 3, 2018 – Brenner Foundation will be holding its inaugural Veteran Services Gala at The Venetian in Garfield, NJ on Thursday, October 18th. Proceeds from the Veteran Services Gala will support a partnership with two powerhouse organizations that are well known in the community for their work with veterans. The Bergen County Division of Veteran Services and the Catholic Charities SOS Stakeholders Group will work in association with Brenner Foundation to install diaper banks in New Jersey, which will provide access to free, dry diapers to struggling veteran families in need.
The honoree at the Gala this year is Ariel “AJ” Luna who is an Army veteran and the Director of Veteran Services for Bergen County. His years of dedication in assisting veterans of the county on the various programs and benefits available to them will be recognized. “I am humbled to be the honoree for the Brenner Foundation’s Veteran Services Gala,” said Luna. “In a short period of time, I have witnessed the positive impact that they have had in supporting veterans in northern New Jersey.”
Brenner Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a wide range of services to veterans and homeless individuals. Based in Wallington, New Jersey, their mission is to provide aid to local veterans and their families, and to support efforts to combat homelessness around the country.
Brenner Foundation was founded by Christine Brenner in 2017. “As a federal contractor, manufacturing field medical equipment for our service men and women, it is both my pleasure and my passion to support our veterans in any way I can when they return home,” said Brenner.
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BERGEN COUNTY DIVISION OF VETERAN SERVICES/TRACERS PROGRAM
Assisting homeless veterans is a top priority for the Bergen County Division of Veterans Services. Their volunteers’ primary mission is to locate homeless veterans and link them to community-based and VA sponsored programs and benefits.
AJ Luna, Director of Veteran Services for Bergen County
CATHOLIC CHARITIES STAKEHOLDERS GROUP / UNMET NEEDS FUND
Established to assist a Veteran with a sudden short-term financial need such as a utility bill or auto repair. 100% of the funds go to help Veterans.
David Pearson, Assistant Director of Veteran Services, Catholic Family & Community Services