VetsAid, the sixth annual concert to support veterans and their families hosted by Joe Walsh, multi-GRAMMY Award winner and Kennedy Center Honor recipient, has selected the nonprofit partners that will benefit from this year’s November 13th concert at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH. The grants are broken out into larger and smaller community grant recipients and all net proceeds from the concert shall determine the final grant amounts. All grant recipients this year are either based in Ohio or must use their funds on Ohio programming. Founded by Walsh in 2017, the 501C3 VetsAid has disbursed $2,000,000 to veteran-serving nonprofits.
The large grant recipients selected are: Paralyzed Veterans of America – Buckeye Chapter, Semper Fi & America’s Fund, Travis Manion Foundation, Save a Warrior, QL+ Foundation, Hire Heroes USA and the National Veterans Memorial and Museum.
The community grant recipients selected are: VFW Post 9857, Canine Companions, Stockhands Horses for Healing, Resurrecting Lives Foundation, Back the Heroes Rumble, Task Force 20, Military Family Center at Pegasus Farm, Central Ohio Stand Down and the North Canton Cares Pantry
Providing support to organizations that care for the nation’s veterans and military families is deeply personal to Walsh, a Gold Star survivor whose father died while on active duty on Okinawa, Japan when Walsh was 20 months old.
"It's with great pride that we announce our grant recipients for VetsAid 2022," explains Joe Walsh. "VetsAid is a festival that we bring to points across this great country of ours and this year we are honored to spread the love and funds to the veterans community in my hometown of Columbus and throughout the great state of Ohio. The show may be sold out but you can still come celebrate with us this November 13th on the livestream at vetsaid.veeps.com!
With assistance from the Combined Arms Institute, Walsh and the Board of VetsAid reviewed numerous organizations before selecting these 16 veteran focused nonprofits.
“Mr. Walsh is a great philanthropist and advocate for the military and veteran community,” says Kelly Finn Störmer, Executive Director of Combined Arms Institute. “We are honored to partner with VetsAid to recommend high impact programs creating positive change for veterans and military families.”
VetsAid 2022 will feature an all-Ohio bill with sets from a newly reunited James Gang for “One Last Ride” with special guest Dave Grohl, Nine Inch Nails, The Black Keys and The Breeders and will take place at 6:00pm on Sunday, November 13, 2022, at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH. The show is sold out but global livestream passes are available now at vetsaid.veeps.com.