Covid-19 has impacted all of us but the ones who it has impacted the most are homeless people – the people living on the streets who do not have access to healthcare, a roof over their heads or food on their tables.
What is particularly sad, is the number of our military veterans that are homeless. The US Department of Housing & Urban Development has estimated, at any given time, there are roughly over 37,000 homeless veterans on the streets of our nation. One of the bravest and most honorable things one can do is put on the uniform to risk your life to defend your country. Many of those brave soldiers are now living on the streets where they have been beaten, robbed, even killed. Yet, if this happened behind enemy lines, we would be outraged.
The 1-800-SWEEPER Foundation would like to aid in this cause and help raise money to help these veterans and their families. The Veterans Matter National Homeless Veterans Housing Program is the collaborative effort with the Veterans Administration, providing medical & mental assistance as well as employment training for those in need, giving them a fresh start and domestic autonomy. This organization is not funded by any large corporation, ALL funding comes from donations from Americans like us.
Take The 800 Challenge! It cost approximately $800 to help permanently house one veteran and /or veteran family. To date, Veterans Matter has housed over 4,000 homeless vets and 5,987 homeless veteran families since 2012. Let’s house as many veterans as possible this holiday season! We challenge everyone to support our veterans and donate (any denomination acceptable) to the campaign then challenge your co-workers, family, friends, other sweeping contractors, customers or vendors to do the same. 100% of the money raised goes towards the PERMENANT housing of a vet or a veteran family. This is a national program, and everyone can participate.
For information on how to donate visit www.veteransmatter.org/800challenge for details.