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campaign i do not know what it is I can say that we need the assistance of the communities at large and yet it speaks volumes to me and those we help that no one will consider at the least a $1 contribution to the cause of a fellow countrymen who have served we the people we all should be ashamed A thank you just is not enough not for one second people,
This memorial day of any funding to the weak and the poor or the veterans sleeping on the street tonight Number of veterans approximately 23 million
Increasing numbers of returning military personnel: according to the Mass. Dept. of Veterans’ Services, approximately 31,000 service members have returned to the Commonwealth
Between 529,000 and 840,000 veterans are homeless at some time during the year.2
On any given night, more than 300,000 veterans are living on the streets or in shelters in the U.S.
Approx. 33% of homeless males in the U.S. are veterans.
Veterans are twice as likely as other Americans to become chronically homeless.
Veterans represent 11% of the adult civilian population, but 26% of the homeless population, according to the Homeless Research Institute.
Veterans are more at risk of becoming homeless than non-veterans
The number of homeless Vietnam-era veterans, male and female, is greater than the number of soldiers who died during the war.
Primary causes of homelessness among veterans are:
Lack of income due to limited education and lack of transferable skills from military to civilian life (especially true of younger veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan)
Combat-related physical health issues and disabilities
Combat-related mental health issues and disabilities
Substance abuse problems that interfere with job retention
Weak social networks due to problems adjusting to civilian life
Lack of services.and still we the people silent or ignore these facts and those who have served we the people no matter the cause they have done what they were asked to do !! and any one can say that there is nothing I can do but there is you can help another with your time if you do not have that find a group that helps veterans or the homeless it is not all that hard to give of yourself if you are truly a PATRIOT OF THE UNITED STATES @veterans project we can feed a person for 2 days on a $10 contribution and with a $25 contribution we can build a personal survival pack for an individual Government Alone Can't Take Care Of Our Veterans
"One organization or one government can't support the entire veteran population in the way that they need — not after over a dozen years of war with thousands of military families sacrificing,"
"But if more people pull together and take a more active approach, we'll get a lot more done."
"We have to change our thinking,"
"We can't expect our government to be the whole part and parcel of being the caretaker of men and women in the military."
Supporting the troops is not a political position, but a community responsibility. It comes down to awareness. Because less than one percent of the American population serves in the military, the majority of the country isn't attuned to veterans' everyday needs."That's a staggering statistic when you think that less than two million people defend over 300 million people,"
"So naturally there's going to be a massive part of the population that's going to have no clue as to what military service is about and what the families go through... The military serves in war, and you go to the mall."
Hundreds of non-governmental agencies provide various veterans services and all can use contributions of time, money or goods.I advocates for compulsory military or Peace Corps service for young people as a means of raising awareness of veterans' contributions."If you do that, in less than 10 years, you've created a whole generation of Americans who've had a shared experience of contributing to this country,"
While it is acknowledges the approach might be radical, the result would be a greater understanding of the sacrifices made by service members and their families. But it doesn't have to be so extreme. Just thinking about making a gesture of thanks is a good first step,https://youtu.be/NBR-eGtr4Po
God Bless america let us not forget those still in the field help us bring them home
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