Veterans Day Telethon to Help Those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Homeward Bound Telethon to Help Those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Alan Alda (left) and Joe Montegna
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09/30/2013 04:45PM

Celebrities, musicians and comedians and, most importantly, American armed forces veterans will come together this upcoming Veterans Day Weekend, for Homeward Bound, a live, four-hour national telethon to support veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Alan Alda and Joe Mantegna will host the live event, to air on the Military Channel, on Sunday, Nov. 10, from 7-11 p.m. ET in Hollywood's historic American Legion Hall #43. Other stars, along with veterans and other dignitaries, will staff the phone banks to accept donations.

PEOPLE is teaming up with Homeward Bound because of the magazine's commitment to providing assistance to men and women who served in the military.

A portion of the night's proceeds will go to one of PEOPLE's charities, Operation Finally Home, which has built more than 30 custom-designed mortgage-free homes for wounded and disabled veterans and the widows of the fall in an effort to get their lives back on track to become productive members of their communities.

Homeward Bound is being presented by the Haven from the Storm Foundation, whose non-partisan mission is to improve the lives of returning military service men and women, including those affected by traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and psychological health conditions.

According to Haven From the Storm founder Leonard Wilf, "It's important to recognize the valiant contributions made by brave American soldiers, veterans who protect our country, and return home with PTSD and TBI. This cause is in my heart and I suspect that's true for many Americans who care."

Check local listings for the MIlitary Channel in your area. For further information, click here.

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