The real reason why All-For-One and One-For-ALL works.
We all share the same environment. So, there’s not much we can do to help another that doesn’t also benefit us in some way – directly or indirectly. And that’s good. And that’s where we come in.
According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, veterans that are homeless 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.
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.
Aside from the immediate and lingering effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, and combat/service-related injuries, today the problems homeless veterans face are compounded by a lack of family and social support networks. Also, military occupations and training are not always transferable to the civilian workforce, placing some veterans at a disadvantage when competing for employment.
Three Hots and A Cot exists to fill some of these gaps. We provide transitional housing and support services. We also provide post-military support and life leadership training in a friendly, supportive environment where veterans can feel at home with family. We are also on the lookout for veterans at risk for becoming homeless.
This Thanksgiving season, let us all pause a moment to reflect on how the ordinary citizen benefits daily from the price paid by our military veterans past and present. And then consider supporting Three Hots and A Cot for today and the tomorrows to come.
One way to do that is to support those who spearhead fundraisers and benefits for our veterans when they could so easily be doing other things.
We are a small staff and have a lot going on right now. Please keep an eye on our Face book page to note the ongoing fundraisers and the ones about to end and participate where you can. Also we need some extra help on November 26th, so volunteer with us if you can or if you prefer.
We appreciate your support!
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Where volunteers are needed: