Marcus Center & MHVI Partner for 'Socks and Coats for Vets,' 11/1
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative (MHVI) are teaming up for Socks and Coats for Vets. The collection will take place on Friday, November 1 from 7:00 am - 10:00 am in front of the Marcus Center at 929 North Water Street.
Volunteers will be on hand at the Marcus Center starting at 7:00 am on Friday November 1 to collect clean socks and coats. Donors are asked to pull into the circle driveway in front of the Marcus Center to make their donation. Volunteers will collect donations so donors need not get out of their vehicles. The MHVI serves veterans and their families so coats for men, women and children will be accepted.
In addition to the partnership for the Socks and Coats for Vets drive, on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, the Marcus Center is presenting a performance of BEYOND GLORY in Uihlein Hall at 7:30 pm. Stephen Lang, award winning playwright, stage and screen star, brings the stories of eight Medal of Honor recipients in a one-man show that will reach into your very soul and keep you thoroughly spellbound. A portion of the price of every ticket will go to benefit MHVI.
"The red, white and blue is not just to look at, but to feel," said Wisconsin Medal of Honor Winner Gary Wetzel Sp4c., 173d Assault Helicopter Company. "Stephen Lang gives such a strong performance that he brings each man to life. Beyond Glory is not just for active military and veterans, but for all who value courage, valor and freedom."
More information on Socks and Coats for Vets and the presentation of BEYOND GLORY can be found at www.MarcusCenter.org.
About the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative
The Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative was founded in 2008 to provide the services that homeless and at-risk veterans need to reach and maintain their highest level of independence. Each night in Milwaukee in Milwaukee, one of every four homeless persons is a veteran, and 300 to 400 veterans are homeless on any given day. Over the course of a year, four times that many are homeless for a time. An additional 5,500 local veterans are classified as at risk, because they are living below the poverty line or spending more than half of their incomes on housing.
ABOUT THE MARCUS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is owned and partially funded by Milwaukee County. The Marcus Center has been the premier entertainment destination for Milwaukee and Wisconsin since 1969. It provides the setting for outstanding cultural experiences, where the arts come to life for current and future generations. Located in the heart of the Downtown Theater District, the Marcus Center is a community facility that offers live performance of opera, ballet, children's theater, symphony and first-class national touring productions. For event information and details, visit the Marcus Center website at www.MarcusCenter.org.
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