Be The Light Gala, to benefit the programs offered by Shelter to Soldier, committed to "Saving Lives, Two at a Time." Through their life-saving program, veterans are given the valuable resource of an assistance animal during a time that they feel lost and alone. Shelter dogs are given a second chance and a purpose outside of the shelter much different than a past that has felt abandonment. Be the Light Gala is a critical component of the annual fundraising efforts and contributes significantly to the impact Shelter to Soldier is able to make in the dog rescue and veteran communities in Southern California.
Guests enjoyed musical entertainment by the Tim Apple Band, hors d'oeuvres during reception, a sit-down dinner, swag bags, moving testimonials from veteran recipients, and an exciting silent and live auction orchestrated by Clint Bell with all proceeds from the event to benefit Shelter to Soldier's programs serving military, veterans, and homeless dogs.
Photography by Bryan Dahl