Working Wardrobes first Veteran fundraising event since devastating fire destroys headquarters

Working Wardrobes, a 30-year Orange County nonprofit dedicated to helping people get back on their feet and back in the workforce, is holding its first veteran event since the devastating fire destroyed their headquarters on February 2, 2020.

The 3rd annual VetNet Walk in Their Shoes event will take place at Lakeview Park, near Irvine Lake in Silverado, on Saturday, March 28th, 2020. It will feature a 5K walk, fun run, and finish line festival.

“The fire destroyed our building, taking millions of dollars in equipment and donated professional clothing
that helped men, women and our military heroes get back on their feet,” says Jerri Rosen, Working
Wardrobes Founder and CEO. “But our community has risen up with donations, and many businesses and
organizations are continuing their support by coming together to walk with us at our VetNet Walk in Their
Shoes fundraising event.”

The event begins promptly at 8 am.

Companies and organizations interested in participating in the event can designate a team captain, name and
register here: http://workingwardrobes.org/walk/.
The fundraising goal of the event is $100,000! There are still opportunities to sponsor a team or sponsor a
mile marker. For those interested in sponsorship, please contact Marissa Chery, Working Wardrobes Event
Manager, at [email protected].

Working Wardrobes is honored to have Pacific Premier Bank as the course sponsor and Boeing as the
start/finish sponsor. Mile Marker Sponsors include TD Law, Experian, and Cox Communications.

“We are honored to have so many corporations sponsoring the event and excited to bring their teams out to
walk with us,” says Rosen. “A fire cannot stop our mission to serve those in need, and our programs continue
to run with the help of this incredible community.”

The cause of the fire that destroyed the Working Wardrobes building in the early morning hours of Sunday,
February 2 is still under investigation. The organization has been given temporary space inside Goodwill
Fitness Center, operations were back up and running within days of the tragedy. Rosen is currently searching
for property that will be the non-profit’s new home.

“Our motto is the Power of a Paycheck®, and in the wake of this fire, we have certainly experienced the
power of our community to support us as we rebuild for the next 30 years,” says Rosen. “We are so humbled by the love we have experienced, and over the next few months, we will be celebrating the amazing stories
of many rebuilding heroes.”

This article was released by Working Wardrobes.