Military Families to benefit from annual event through Hope For The Warriors

The 2024 Cars and Guitars Classic Car Show and Fundraiser will honor David Pendola with the Hope For The Warriors Cop Award.

The 2024 Cars and Guitars Classic Car Show and Fundraiser will honor David Pendola with the Hope For The Warriors Cop Award.

COMMACK, N.Y. (March 6, 2024) – The 8th Annual Cars and Guitars Classic Car Show and Fundraiser hosted by East to West Classic Cars, is set for Sunday, April 21.

The car show and concert are held outside at the Miller’s Ale House at 88 Veterans Memorial Hwy, in Commack. This free, family-friendly event runs from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and features over 700 cars of all varieties, live music from a local band, BBQ food truck, raffle prizes and more.

The show is rain or shine with a $15 registration fee for cars, which can be made the day of the event. The first 100 entries receive a gift bag.

“Thank you to everyone who assists with the Cars and Guitars Classic Car Show and Fundraiser each year,” said Dean Nichol president of East to West Classic Cars. “Your commitment to our veterans is 100 percent!”

The goal of the event is to raise awareness for PTSD and funds for Hope For The Warriors, a national nonprofit that provides comprehensive services that support the well-being of post-9/11 veterans and active- duty, military families and caregivers and families of the fallen.

New this year, is the inaugural Hope For The Warriors Cop Award honoring David Pendola, who served 23-years as a Suffolk police officer and 33-years as a fire fighter with the Commack Fire Department. Pendola was a 15-year and avid supporter of East to West Classic Cars.

In addition, keynote speakers from CopOp, LLC, Kathleen Chard Ph.D. and retired Cincinnati police sergeant Dave Corlett, will be hand to provide training and education to help reduce the number of veteran and first responder suicide victims through early intervention.

CopOp is an organization and partner of Hope For The Warriors with a mission to reduce the stigma around post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and enable first responder and corporate training in PTSD, stress, and mental health first aid.

“We’re excited to be back on Long Island for the 8th Annual East to West Classic Car Show and Fundraiser,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and CEO of Hope For The Warriors. “The Long Island community never disappoints us in their support for military families and beyond. We’re honored to introduce the attendees to our partners with CopOp as well, as we know the need of proper education on PTSD in not just the military community, but the first responder community as well.”

Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served over 159,000 through a variety of support programs focused on providing financial, career and educational stability; physical and emotional strength; and social support that builds community.

For more information, visit https://hopeforthewarriors.org or https://easttowestclassiccars.com./

Media Contact:

Erin McCloskey – Hope For The Warriors
Hope For The Warriors
erin@etmccloskey.com
(336) 207-5222

Dean Nichol – East to West Classic Cars
dn@easttowestsales.com
(631) 433-9690

About Hope For The Warriors: Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a foundation of stability, strength and community for post-9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served over 159,000 through a variety of support programs focused on providing financial, career and educational stability; physical and emotional strength; and social support that builds community. One of the nonprofit’s first programs, Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships, has awarded 249 scholarships to caregivers and families of the fallen. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.orgFacebookXInstagram or LinkedIn.

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