The long Memorial Day weekend is about to arrive. And while it is often enjoyed with backyard barbecues among friends and family, people across the country remember and honor those who died while serving in the United States military, it is also a good time to remember those who served in the armed forces and made it back home only to face a very unique and challenging set of situations and obstacles.
In honor of Memorial Day, HomeAid will be consolidating and escalating its efforts in helping to build housing for homeless vets with its Homes for Our Veterans (HOV) Initiative, according to PR Newswire.
The four main components of the HOV Initiative are shelter development for charities working with homeless vets, community outreach activities to support these charities, involvement in broader national and local events such as Operation Stand Down to help vets in need, and advocating for veterans’ causes through HomeAid’s network of 17 chapters across the country.
One of the main pillar’s of HomeAid’s model is to engage the construction industry to build facilities where those experiencing homelessness can learn the necessary skills to become self-sufficient while living in a clean, comfortable environment.
Currently, 30 HomeAid projects focusing on helping veterans have been completed and more are in development. The projects, which are valued over $7 million, have created 350 new beds for places already serving of 4,700 veterans.
For more information on HomeAid’s HOV Initiative, and how to get involved, follow the link below.