Nearly 200 Lowcounty locals threw on their blue jeans Thursday, April 13 in support of veterans at Palmetto Warrior Connection’s (PWC) first ever Red, White & Blue Jean Ball. 

The event was the first annual fundraiser hosted by the local nonprofit organization. It raised awareness of the needs of Lowcountry veterans and military who are transitioning to civilian life.

Leaving the military is a huge transition, and PWC believes that warriors and their family members shouldn’t do it alone. Proceeds from ticket sales and a silent auction will directly support the organization in its mission to create awareness and cultivate a community that embraces and empowers local veterans and transitioning military.

The money will go toward programs, services and events that address issues such as job placement, education, benefits, permanent housing and mental health support.

The next Red, White & Blue Jean Ball will be held in April 2018.