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Veterans Should Not Come Home To Being Homeless
793 veterans have shelter now.
About one-third of the adult homeless population has served their country in the Armed Services.
Current population estimates show that over37,000 Veterans are homeless on any given night and perhaps twice as many experience homelessness at some point during the course of the year.
According to PIT (The Point-in-Time (PIT) Count is an annual effort led by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)to estimate the number of Americans, including Veterans, without safe, stable housing. It is one of the tools used to assess progress each year toward VA’s priority goal of ending homelessness among Veterans.), this year to date, more than 11,000 veterans have found permanent housing and critically needed support services through the HUD-VASH program, while 37,085 veterans experienced homelessness in January 2019.
There is a slow yet steady decrease in the number of homeless veterans due to the efforts of communities all across the country.
Still, much more still needs to be done, and each of us can contribute to that.
Our mission is to provide accommodation services and housing opportunities to veterans who were previously homeless and are looking for permanent housing.
We start small to make a big impact.
We start by furnishing and equipping 5 locations we have already identified, including 31 bedrooms to fit the needs of homeless veterans in need.
All funds from this campaign will go into the refurnishing and equipping the 5 locations in Bainbridge, Afton, North Norwich, and 8 mount Upton and it includes:
The vast majority of homeless Veterans are single, and most come from poor, disadvantaged backgrounds and about 45% of them suffer from mental illness and abuse problems.
America’s homeless veterans have served in World War II, the Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam War, Grenada, Panama, Lebanon, Persian Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq (OEF/OIF), and the military’s anti-drug cultivation efforts in South America.
Two-thirds served our country for at least three years, and one-third were stationed in a war zone.
With our efforts we want to contribute to making a home for the veterans in need who are still on the street and bring our own way of thanking them for serving for our safety. They fought for our homes to be safe, we want them to feel safe and at home too.
American Handyman foundedJanuary, 2010