Poetry with Purpose event raises funds to combat suicide among military vets

A musician prepares to perform during a recent Poetry with Purpose event in Temecula. Valley News/Tim O’Leary photo
Tim O’LearySpecial to Valley NewsWords make us wonder. Words make us feel. Words help us heal.Those realities dawned on me during the most recent Poetry with Purpose gathering in Temecula, an event that raised funds to prevent suicides among our military veterans.About 40 people paid $15 each to speak and listen Thursday, Jan. 18, at The Coffee Shop, 27725 Jefferson Avenue, a hybrid food and drink business. The beneficiary was a nonprofit group, Save the Brave, and the host.The poetry group was launched years ago by Jeannie Young and her husband, Les. She read a pair of her offerings. In turn, Jeannie guided other storytellers, poets and musicians to the microphone.Tyler Kalisiak, founder of The Coffee Shop and the Guiltless Food Co., explained how his firm serves
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