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Rachel A. Estrada
Brownley Hosts Veterans Oral History Event to Honor Local Heroes
All event proceeds to support local veterans’ charities
CAMARILLO- Last night, Congresswoman Julia Brownley hosted an “Honoring Our Local Heroes” veterans charity event at the Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo. This fundraiser showcased the oral history of local Ventura County veterans and raised over $3,000 for the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Veterans Fund. All event proceeds will directly benefit local veterans programs.
“Our local heroes have remarkable stories to tell. Tonight, we were able to honor our local veterans, raise money for critical veterans programs, and truly be inspired by the life lessons and experiences of some of Ventura County’s own heroes,” said Congresswoman Julia Brownley.
The Ventura County Community Foundation’s Veterans Fund helps provide employment assistance, counseling, education, and housing to veterans in Ventura County.
Each veteran in attendance was interviewed about their service experience and highlights were shared across the walls of the art gallery.
“When it comes to the over 48,000 veterans in Ventura County, we must set partisan politics aside and work together. We must concentrate our shared determination and serve our veterans as they have served us. And tonight, we accomplished this goal,” concluded Congresswoman Brownley.