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Veterans First and The Bascom Group, LLC Honor Veteran's Day With a Celebratory Luncheon for Orange County's Homeless and At-Risk Veterans

SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In celebration of the Veteran's Day Holiday, The Bascom Group, LLC partnered with Veterans First for the second year in a row in providing a commemorative luncheon for homeless and at-risk veterans. Held on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Veterans First Service Center, a delicious meal was served with support from Orange County's Tustin Roadhouse Restaurant.

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"By hosting this event for the second year in a row, we have essentially given our employees the opportunity to be a part of a national movement to save our at-risk veterans. We hope that our efforts will encourage others to support this cause as well," said David Kim, Managing Partner of the The Bascom Group.

This successful event was attended by over 100 veterans, with an estimated 30 volunteers. "As a restaurant, we have many opportunities to support charitable causes around the Holiday season. The opportunity to feed Veterans in need is one of the best causes we have become involved with. It was very fulfilling to see men and woman who have provided service to our Country enjoying our smoked turkey and some peaceful fellowship," commented Tim DeCinces, founder of Beach Pit BBQ and Tustin Roadhouse.

"On behalf of the over 100 veterans who attended the luncheon, I would like to thank The Bascom Group for organizing and conducting this 2nd Annual event," said Deanne Tate, President/CEO for Veterans First. "Their generous efforts help reinforce the commitment of our community to show veterans that they are not forgotten."

Founded in 1971, Veterans First is Orange County's only 501 c(3) non-profit agency that provides services exclusively to homeless and at-risk military veterans and their families. Through our Santa Ana, Calif. service center and our ten transitional houses within Orange County, Veterans First assists those who have served our country with housing, counseling, benefits aid, transportation, and food as well as employment training and job placement assistance. There are over 3,000 homeless and at-risk veterans in Orange County.  For more information, please visit our website at

The Bascom Group, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in the acquisition, reposition, and disposition of value-added multifamily, non-performing loans and commercial assets as well as other real estate related investments and operating companies. Bascom sources value-added and distressed properties and repositions them by adding extensive capital improvements, improving revenue, and reducing expenses by realizing operational efficiencies through implementation of institutional-quality property management. Bascom has completed over $7.7 billion in multi-family and commercial value-added transactions since 1996 including more than 200 multifamily properties totaling over 58,000 units.  Bascom currently ranks among the top 50 multifamily owners in the U.S. Bascom's subsidiaries and joint ventures include the Southern California Industrial Fund, Rushmore Properties, Bascom Portfolio Advisors, Shubin Nadal Associates, Spirit Investors, Bascom Northwest Ventures, Bascom Arizona Ventures, and the Realm Group. Bascom's subsidiaries also include Premier Business Centers, the largest privately held executive suite company in the U.S.

Beach Pit BBQ is in Costa Mesa and the Tustin Roadhouse is on El Camino Real in Old Town Tustin and has Custom wood smoked turkey and Spiral ham for the Holidays. Go to or for information about these restaurants.

Jerry Fink
949-955-0888 ext11