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Veterans First and The Bascom Group, LLC Partner Again to Serve a Luncheon Honoring Orange County's Homeless and At-Risk Veterans

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SANTA ANA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

As our troops continue to deploy home and join the already 150,000 veterans in Orange County, The Bascom Group, LLC has partnered with Veterans First to kick off Veteran's Day weekend. They will be providing a ‘Thank You For Your Service' meal honoring Orange County's veterans on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Veterans First Service Center, located at 1540 E. Edinger Ave. in Santa Ana, Calif.

“We are extremely thankful for our country's active military personnel and veterans, as well as their dedicated families. In honor of the upcoming Veterans Day celebration, we would like to show them our appreciation by serving them for a change, hopefully setting precedence for years to come,” said David Kim, Managing Partner of the The Bascom Group.

These veterans will be treated to a luncheon with the help of the Tustin Roadhouse of Orange County, Calif. “Tustin Roadhouse is proud to be working with Bascom and Veterans First to provide our Veterans a first class meal,” said Tim DeCinces, founder of Beach Pit BBQ and Tustin Roadhouse. Employees of The Bascom Group will be volunteering their time to serve and prepare a tasty meal for our veterans as a symbol of their appreciation to individuals who dedicated their lives to serving our nation, as well as the families that stood by them.

“When representatives of The Bascom Group first approached us in 2011 about this partnership, we were very excited and thankful,” said Deanne Tate, President/CEO for Veterans First. “This is a great opportunity to show our growing at-risk veteran population of men and women that the community supports them and together we can make a difference in their lives through the programs and services we offer.”

Founded in 1971, Veterans First is Orange County's only 501c(3) non-profit agency that provides services exclusively to homeless and at-risk military veterans and their families. Through our Santa Ana, Calif. service center and our ten transitional houses within Orange County, Veterans First assists those who have served our country with housing, counseling, benefits aid, transportation, and food as well as employment training and job placement assistance. There are over 3,000 homeless and at-risk veterans in Orange County. For more information, please visit our website at www.veteransfirstoc.org.

The Bascom Group, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in the acquisition, reposition, and disposition of value-added multifamily, non-performing loans and commercial assets as well as other real estate related investments and operating companies. Bascom sources value-added and distressed properties and repositions them by adding extensive capital improvements, improving revenue, and reducing expenses by realizing operational efficiencies through implementation of institutional-quality property management. Bascom has completed over $6.7 billion in multi-family and commercial value-added transactions since 1996 including more than 200 multifamily properties totaling over 58,000 units. Bascom currently ranks among the top 50 multifamily owners in the US. Bascom's subsidiaries and joint ventures include the Southern California Industrial Fund, Rushmore Properties, Bascom Portfolio Advisors, Shubin Nadal Associates, Spirit Investors, Bascom Northwest Ventures, Bascom Arizona Ventures, and the Realm Group. Bascom's subsidiaries also include Premier Business Centers, the largest privately held executive suite company in the US.

Beach Pit BBQ is in Costa Mesa and the Tustin Roadhouse is on El Camino Real in Old Town Tustin and has Custom wood smoked turkey and Spiral ham for the Holidays. Go to www.beachpit.com or www.tustinroadhouse.com for information about these restaurants.

Veterans First
Jon Snyder
714-547-0615
jon@veteransfirstoc.org

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