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The Veterans Association of Western Massachusetts, a Veterans-based organization in Northampton, presents its annual winter benefit music festival on Saturday, March 4 at the World War II Club and at Platform at Union Station in Northampton.

 This one-day event will support veterans who are transitioning from homelessness.
 
Funds raised from the event will go to Homeward Vets, which helps veterans have all the items they need when they are ready to move into a new apartment.
 
“The 2017 Homeward Vets Winter Music Fest will feature many of the best and cutting-edge bands in the Pioneer Valley, who will be donating their talent for this worthy cause at two great venues – ‘The Deuce’ World War II Club and Platform at Union Station,” said David Felty, president of Homeward Vets Inc. 
 
Since its start in 2012, Homeward Vets has helped more than 500 veterans here in western Massachusetts, said Felty.
 
“Our mission is to improve the living conditions of those veterans who are in most need of our assistance,” said Felty.  “No government program or other non-profit agency in our area does what Homeward Vets is able to do.  We redistribute furniture and home goods to veterans transitioning out of homeless situations and who are without life’s necessities.”
 
Tickets are $15 at the door or $10 in advance by purchasing in person at “The Deuce,” also known as the World War II Club or at Union Station. Tickets can also be purchased online at (URL here).
 
For more information, contact Steve Connor, president of the Veterans Association of Western Massachusetts, which operates The Deuce.
 
Felty said the organization is looking for sponsors to help defray the cost of putting on the event.  Anyone interested in supporting the event, can contact Connor at (413) 218-0814

“We’re looking for sponsors to help us build this event with new levels of success and attendance to create the greatest music festival experience for veterans and supporters of veterans in our region,” said Felty. 
 
Sponsorship of the annual music festival will help Homeward Vets in its mission to improve the living conditions of those veterans who are in most need of assistance.
 
Monetary donations can be sent to: Homeward Vets Inc., P.O. Box 400, Southampton, MA 01073.  To be an official sponsor for the 2017 Music Fest, contact Steve Connor, president of the Veterans Association of Western Mass (World War II Club) at (413) 218-0814 or by email at TheDeuce.WW2@gmail.com