Adjutant General to speak at Veterans Build Breakfast

2014-04-04T00:00:00Z Adjutant General to speak at Veterans Build BreakfastTimes Staff
April 04, 2014 12:00 am  • 

MERRILLVILLE | Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana and the NWI Veterans Action Council will welcome Major General Martin Umbarger as keynote speaker at the Veterans Build Breakfast on April 11.

“We are very excited to have General Umbarger, who is one of the most respected adjutant generals in the country, giving the keynote address at our breakfast,” said Michael Sparber, chairman of the Northwest Indiana Veterans Action Council.

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, who serves as ranking member of the U.S. House of Rep. Defense Subcommittee, will also attend.

Reservations are due today for the Veterans Build Breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. April 11 at St. Elijah Serbian Hall, 8700 Taft St. Tickets are  $20 and various sponsorship levels are also available. Visit to purchase tickets online. Limited seats are available for veterans at no charge; call (219) 923-7265.

“We can make a difference in providing housing solutions to U.S. veterans, military service members and their families,” Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana’s Executive Director Dan Klein said.

Habitat for Humanity and the NWI Veterans Action Council has joined forces to construct a home for a deserving veteran and his or her family in Northwest Indiana. The construction cost is $90,000 and this breakfast will serve a fundraiser. There are approximately 37,000 veterans living in Lake County; 17 percent of whom are living in poverty.

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