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November 6, 2012 > Help for the Holidays for Veterans

Help for the Holidays for Veterans

Submitted By Charlene Jones

Operation Warrior's Foundation, founded by SSG Mark Jones and Mrs. Northern California-America 2013 was created to raise money and collect non-perishable food, clothing, children's toys, and other household items for local Veteran's and Active Military Service members in need.

Between 529, 000 and 840, 000 veterans are homeless at some time during the year. More than 300, 000 veterans are living on the streets or in shelters on any given night. Thirty-three percent of homeless males are veterans. The primary causes of homelessness among veterans are lack of education, combat related physical health obstacles, combat related mental health obstacles weak social networks due to problems readjusting to civilian life, substance abuse problems that interfere with job retention and lack of income. The US Army have introduced many programs to assist these veterans but lack of income is difficult to overcome, especially in states with a high cost of living. Operation Warrior's Foundation, Inc is designed to help by working together with resources from Veterans Affairs and many other groups.

This holiday season a blanket/coat drive and food drive will help our homeless veterans. If you want to show your support, contact Operation Warrior's Foundation, Inc at (510) 984-1125 or info@OperationWarriorsFoundation.org. The blanket/coat drive and food drive will run from October 1, 2012 until December 14, 2012. Food, blankets and coats will be distributed November 12-19, 2012 and December 15-22, 2012.

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