VIRGNIA BEACH -- A gala is being held this weekend to support veterans of armed forces in need of housing, counseling, and job skills training.

Vetshouse, Inc. will host the second annual Stars and Stripes Affair on Saturday, June 17. Vetshouse is a non-profit organization that helps provide temporary housing for homeless vets in Hampton Roads. It also helps with job training, transportation to and from VA hospital visits, and counseling.

The annual gala will help fund these services. The event will be held at the Crown Plaza Hotel, 4453 Bonney Road in Virginia Beach.

Mayor Will Sessoms and Representative Scott Rigell will speak.

It is open to the public. 13News military reporter Mike Gooding will emcee the event. For more information and to buy tickets, go to You can also call 757-498-4349 or 757-724-8614.

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