OWS presented its first virtual gala, saluting our Heroes and Healers, on Oct. 22, 2020. The YouTube version of this gala can be seen in its entirely here. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G0NQlc0gHA&feature=youtu.be)
Joining us for the evening were Featured Speakers Cmsnr. James Hendon, Dept of Veterans Services NYC; Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation; Eric Adams, Brooklyn Boro President; and NYPD Deputy Chief Charles Scholl. Special guests included Ross Guttler, CEO, The Open Center, Brett Cotter, Stress in Gone, and Dr. Bob Wright, Wellness Coach.
The evening was hosted by CMSgt Ed Schloeman and Anne Akers, Veterans Advocate. Emcee Jane Hanson welcomed celebrity guests Susan Lucci, Loretta Swit, White House Chef/Combat Veteran Andre Rush, Scarlett Johansson and Marine Combat Veteran/Actor JW Cortes.
In 2020, OWS partnership with the Open Center resulted in no cost virtual healing services for over 11,000 Frontliners and NYC community. And OWS has recently been invited to bring stress management services to the NYPD. The program will begin on Dec 1, 2020.