Thanksgiving Dinner to be Served to 150 of Orange County’s Homeless Veterans

SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — As the holiday season approaches, the Bascom group has partnered with Veterans First to provide a wonderful Thanksgiving meal for approximately 150 of Orange County’s homeless veterans on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 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.

These veterans will be treated to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings with the meats being generously provided by Beach Pit BBQ of Costa Mesa, Calif. “Beach Pit BBQ is proud to be working with Bascom and Veterans First to provide our smoked turkey and hams to feed the Veterans a first class Thanksgiving meal,” said Tim DeCinces founder of Beach Pit BBQ. Employees of the Bascom group will be volunteering their time to serve our veterans as a thank you to their service to our nation.

“We are extremely thankful for our country’s veterans, those currently overseas, as well as their families. We wanted to show our appreciation to these heroes by celebrating the Thanksgiving holidays with those at Veterans First, and by serving them for a change,” said David Kim, Managing Partner of the Bascom Group.

“When representatives of the Bascom group approached us about this partnership, we absolutely jumped at the chance,” said Justin Smith, Community Relations Director for Veterans First. “This is a great opportunity for our area’s homeless veterans to have a great holiday meal and to also learn about the services we (Veterans First) can provide them in order to help them rebuild their lives.”

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 its Santa Ana, Calif., service center and its ten houses within Orange County, Veterans First assists those who have served our country with housing, counseling, benefits aid, transportation, food as well as employment training and job placement assistance. For more information, please visit the Veterans First website at .

Bascom ( ) is a private equity firm headquartered in Irvine, California, specializing in value-added multifamily real estate investments. Bascom sources value-added and distressed apartment properties including many through foreclosure, bankruptcy, or short sales. Bascom repositions the properties by adding extensive capital improvements and reducing expenses by realizing operational efficiencies through the implementation of institutional-quality property management. Bascom has completed transactions totaling over $6.0 billion acquiring more than 53,000 units (202 properties). Bascom has been an active buyer of value-added and distressed multifamily properties in California, Colorado, Washington, Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Georgia, and Texas.

Beach Pit BBQ has locations in Aliso Viejo, Old Towne Orange, Tustin and Costa Mesa and offers a custom wood smoked turkey and spiral ham for the Holidays. Go to for more information on its Holiday meals.

Justin Smith
(714) 547-0615, ext. 24
[email protected]

SOURCE The Bascom Group, LLC

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