OFW & Elite B Inc. Answers the Call to Join Forces
LOS ANGELES, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — When First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, created “Joining Forces”, a comprehensive national initiative to mobilize all sectors of society to give service members and their families the opportunities and support they need, two west coast organizations, Our Forgotten Warriors and Elite B Inc., were ready to heed the call.
Our Forgotten Warriors (OFW) based in Washington State, was founded in 2008 to help provide financial support and other assistance to injured veterans and in-service members who were not otherwise able to get help through existing channels. Services that are provided by OFW a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, include, but are not limited to: providing funds to help veterans pay their mortgages and utility bills, buy groceries and help in finding housing. They also help fill out forms, and provide veterans with assistance in acquiring benefits that are due them. According to their website, www.ourforgottenwarriors.org, the goal is to help injured service men and women reintegrate into their communities.
“When long-time friend Carol Blake (OFW, CEO) approached me about finding ways to help bring recognition to this important organization, I saw it as a great opportunity to give something back to those brave men and women who help protect our way of life,” said Klaus Price, founder and CEO of Elite B Inc., an entertainment and artist management company in Los Angeles, California.
Price, Blake and Blake’s son Brandon Gauvreau who suffered a debilitating stroke while stationed at McChord Air Force base in 2007, formed a collaboration in August of 2010 and came up with the idea of having a free concert. “The Our Forgotten Warriors Road to Recovery Tour” for service men and women at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Tacoma, Washington on July 14, 2011.
“We thought a free concert would be a great way to bring recognition to the plight of many of our wounded warriors. Klaus stepped up and agreed that his company, Elite B Inc., would sponsor the event and arrange for the talent,” Blake said.
“We don’t have the resources as some of the big money concert promotion companies, but we do have a great reputation in the entertainment community. As soon as word got out that we were doing this concert, our phone began ringing off the hook,” Price said. Altogether 10 acts have been booked, including headliner, Somaya Reece of Vh1 fame, and vocalist Jessica Sierra, a top ten finalist with American Idol. “This is the first of a number of concerts that we would like to do for our armed forces. We would like to extend an open invitation to Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden to ‘join forces’ with us and attend one of our concerts, maybe even The Road To Recovery Tour in July,” Price said.
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Klaus Price, CEO
SOURCE Elite B Inc.