Donation - Homes 4 Homeless Veterans Assistance Fund

Donation - Homes 4 Homeless Veterans Assistance Fund
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Although we have dealt with a considerable number of horrifying issues over the years plaguing the poor, elderly and disadvantaged, none has disturbed us more than to discover that -- as a veteran of the United States Armed Forces -- the United States of America is seeking donations to help provide housing for homeless veterans.  How is this possible???  What is even more disturbing is that despite all the money the United States of America pays its own employees, it doesn't have enough money to ensure that upon the return of its veterans to the United States of America, they won't have housing?

Another concern: for the last thirty (30) years, as volunteers we have all dedicated up to twenty (20) hours a week advocating for catastrophically and terminally ill children, women with breast cancer and veterans of the United States Armed Forces.  That means that over 80% of the income we generate from the work we do is used to help those we are dedicated to serve.  Now, turning your attention to the United States Government:  I must ask, how much of the money raised by the United States Government will be used to actually provide homeless veterans with housing?

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) states that the nation’s homeless veterans are predominantly male, with roughly 9% being female.  About 11% of the adult homeless population are veterans.

Homeless veterans are younger on average than the total veteran population. Approximately 9% are between the ages of 18 and 30, and 41% are between the ages of 31 and 50. Conversely, only 5% of all veterans are between the ages of 18 and 30, and less than 23% are between 31 and 50.

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. Nearly half of homeless veterans served during the Vietnam era. Two-thirds served our country for at least three years, and one-third were stationed in a war zone.

About 1.4 million other veterans, meanwhile, are considered at risk of homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks, and dismal living conditions in overcrowded or substandard housing.

How many homeless veterans are there?

Although flawless counts are impossible to come by – the transient nature of homeless populations presents a major difficulty – the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 39,471 veterans are homeless on any given night.

Approximately 12,700 veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation New Dawn (OND) were homeless in 2010. The number of young homeless veterans is increasing, but only constitutes 8.8% of the overall homeless veteran population.

To learn more visit the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.

So what can you do?  Scroll to the top and make a donation.  When we reach one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) we can turn to a considerable number of celebrities for further assistance since at least one of these centers will be dedicated to the one man that helped me so very, very much:  Robin Williams.  With the help of my nephew, the Screen Actors Guild recently named their screening room in New York, ROBIN WILLIAMS CENTER FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA.

Secondly contact us for more information and set aside up to two hours a week to help us combat this afront to our nation.

Together, we CAN abolish homelessness amongst veterans -- and prove to our government -- when its citizens band together we are capable of anything.  Thank you.  All donations are 100% tax deductible and will be used solely for the purpose of which they are given.

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