Lt. Jay Redman, Retired Navy SEAL and Founder of Wounded Wear, to Speak at Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission’s Volunteer Appreciation EventOn Oct. 23 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Westminster-Canterbury, 3100 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, the Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission (VBCCC) will honor volunteers at its annual Volunteer Dessert Reception and Volunteer Appreciation Event. Lt. Jay Redman, a recently retired Navy SEAL, will inspire invited guests to “discover the Hero within.”
Lt. Redman was severely injured in Iraq. Six years and over 30 operations later, he is now giving back to his fellow Wounded Warriors and their families. His company, Wounded Wear, is a nonprofit organization that provides free clothes and modifications, as well as events and opportunities, to empower our warriors to rediscover the Hero within. He has a book coming out in November and will be embarking on a national speaking tour. Lt. Redman’s philosophy is that everyone has something to give back to society and those who do, like the volunteers being honored, are what make this country great.
In addition to Lt. Redman, the Appreciation Event will feature Larry Berwald, guitarist of the Tidewater Arts Outreach Program. Volunteers will be honored for their work with the VBCCC from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 and enjoy the speaker and entertainment.
The VBCCC is a City Council-appointed commission dedicated to creating a cleaner, more beautiful Virginia Beach. The Commission, in cooperation with the Departments of Public Works and Parks and Recreation, offers volunteer opportunities including Adopt-a-Programs, Clean the Bay Day, Earth Day, the Helping Hands Program, and Storm Drain Marker Program. VBCCC volunteers will be recognized at the Appreciation Event, as well as Waste Management Volunteers who staff the various waste management events. For more information about VBCCC, call Linda Minner at 757-385-8595.
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