Since we were not able to sell enough tickets to pay for the motorcycle, the drawing automatically converted
to a 50/50 drawing.
We have had the drawing on Saturday, August 19th, and the winner is ticket number 1147. Congratulations to
Raelynn Reeder,
who won $3185.00

 

 
     
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Our Vision is to Bring our Veterans from a Life of Poverty to a Life of Success.

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The Challenge of Homeless Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that 13% of the total homeless population in the U.S. are veterans. 

While it’s difficult to obtain accurate data because of the transient nature of the homeless, nearly 80,000 veterans are without homes on any given night.  They sleep under bridges, on the streets or in makeshift shelters.

These are men and women who served our nation in World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, operations in Grenada, Panama, Lebanon, the Persian Gulf War, in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in countless other operations and activities that put their lives and health at risk.

The causes of homelessness are complex. Factors include extreme shortages of affordable housing, poverty that leads to difficulty obtaining healthcare, physical challenges, lingering effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, lack of family support, and difficulty cultivating social support networks. Many veterans find it difficult to compete for civilian employment because their military training and occupations do not translate well to the civilian workplace.

The top priorities for homeless veterans are secure, safe, clean housing along with a supportive environment free of drugs and alcohol. 

Veterans Village will provide that environment.  Each unit will be a small home, complete with a combination living and bedroom, full bathroom and kitchen.  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will provide basic physical health care, substance abuse care and aftercare, and mental health counseling. Clark College will help veterans with personal development and empowerment through education.  Veterans will also receive job assessment, training and placement.  The first 18 homes will be occupied by women, as women veterans are at a higher risk of becoming homeless.

More About Homeless Veterans .................How the homes are constructed