January 31, 2013

Moisture Festival Schedules Benefit Show For Hospitalized And Residential Veterans

The Moisture Festival is excited about the benefit show we will be doing at the VA's Puget Sound Health Care Facility located at American Lake in the South Tacoma area. The American Lake VA facility serves military veterans in the south sound area and is a vital link in providing health care to all Northwest veterans. 

The Moisture Festival's goal will be to bring some entertainment and laughs to VA inpatients and staff at the American Lake facility. We wanted to have a benefit for veterans because producers Ron Bailey and Danny O'Brien felt it be a great way to give back to the community. O'Brien is a veteran himself and Bailey grew up as an Army brat. Both felt it would be a great idea if the Moisture Festival could do something to give back specifically to the members of the local veteran community.

O'Brien had also worked as a volunteer at the VA and through his contacts there approach staff and inquired about bringing a 'show' to veterans at the VA. American Lake seemed like the best fit for the event due to their inpatient population. The facility not only serves as a hospital for veterans but provides programs for the health and general well being of veterans including such things as the treatment for veterans suffering from PTSD.

The Moisture Festival traveling show will take place in the American Lake Community Living Center (CLS) activity room at American Lake at 2pm on Tuesday March 26th. The show will be open to hospitalize and residential veterans and staff only.

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