The Blue Ridge Veteran Celebration is a fundraising and events Committee of the MFSC. The committee, founded in 2012, was forged by the commitment of several local businesses to support and advocate for veteran in our community. The committee members include Member One Federal Credit Union, American National University, Kroger, WSLS 10, the Town of Vinton, and Advance Auto Parts.
The BRVC flagship fundraising event every year is the 5K race held in early Fall. Funds raised not only support BRVC veterans community events, but also support a grant program for local military and veteran organizations focused on improving the lives of the local veteran community. The largest veteran’s event held annually by the BRVC is a picnic held at the Vinton War Memorial on a Sunday around Veterans Day. The event is well attended and looked forward to each year by many in the community.
The Blue Ridge Veterans Celebration has helped raised more than $20,000 for grants. For more information about the BRVC please visit their website.