Obama’s plan to end Veterans homelessness by 2015 failed miserably!
David is a disabled homeless Veteran that has been homeless for 10 months in NY. All the shelters are full and with the snow falling he doesn’t know if he will live through the night. Every snowflake that touches his face brings him to a new level of shivering and shaking. His eyes tear up with every gust of wind that blasts his face. His hands are so cold that be can barely bend his fingers. If he could get up and move around he might be able to warm up, but he’s stuck in a wheelchair as the snow piles up around him. David is so hungry and exhausted from shivering and shaking for so long that he falls asleep. Will David be the next to die?
David is not alone. 46,000 homeless Veterans are living on the streets of our great country begging for your help. Statistics show that 30% of homeless people die from starvation and harsh weather conditions. Therefore, 13,800 homeless Veterans will die this year alone. That means 38 homeless Veterans die every day.
In the past 8 years, from 2009 – 2016, 213,313 homeless Veterans have died.
SavingOurVets.org is the American Homeless Families Foundation. Our mission is to create the environment that will give Veterans a healthy self-sustaining future while becoming productive. Through our innovative exclusive programs each participant inducted into “The Barracks” programs has the opportunities of food, shelter and renewed health, education, training and acquisitions of high income jobs. We provide assistance to acquire permanent housing eliminating recurring homelessness.
The Syrian migrant policy that Obama has forced on the American people to take in a staggering amount of Syrian Muslims is not right. It’s disgusting and needs to stop. Obama has pledged billions of dollars in aid to Muslim migrants all while ignoring the most deserving of our help. Veterans who have served this country.
The Humbolt County Grand Jury investigated the problem of homeless Veterans. Stated in their report “The homeless, including veterans, can be prevented by police from sleeping in their cars at night in certain areas. They can also be forced to move from place to place during the daylight hours. We learned in our interviews that many veterans who are in jail are released during the night without any money or other resources, only to remain on the streets.” Due to Loitering and Public Feeding City Ordinances, not only is it illegal for any homeless person to sit, stand, sleep, and camp, but now it is also illegal to feed homeless people in any public area. Therefore, homeless people are herd like cattle to continuously move while being denied food or water. No rest or nourishment for the most noble yet, the most impoverished of our citizens.
The inequality of treatment between female and male Veterans puts female Veterans at 4 times the risk of becoming homeless than a non-veteran or a male Veteran. The VHA reported significantly higher rates of unintended pregnancy, rape, and domestic violence than civilian women. They are more likely to be homeless or unemployed than either civilian women or male veterans. They are also more likely than male veterans to return home with PTSD and musculoskeletal damage, particularly in their backs, hips, and feet. There are 2.2 million female Veterans and the majority of them need help.
Homeless female Veteran, Jenny with her daughter in Raleigh, NC. Last week Jenny’s car was repossessed, she ran out of food yesterday and today she was evicted from her apartment. Jenny’s been to all 3 shelters in the area, but they’re all full and the soup kitchens were already closed. Her daughter was crying because she was so hungry at the last shelter they went to, so the kind lady gave her some food and water which they quickly ate and drank. This little cubby hole is the only place she could find to block some of the bitterly cold wind. As she watches her daughters lips turn blue she begs God to help them live through the night. Will Jenny and her daughter be the next to die?
President Obama promised to end Veterans homelessness but has failed miserably. Obama makes $4.5 Billion in Aid Mandatory for muslim refugees, but NO CASH FOR VETERANS! Even though 307,000 Veterans died waiting for healthcare and 213,313 homeless Veterans have died since he took office in 2009. It’s obvious that President Obama does not care about our Veterans.
Even though today we have 46,000 homeless Veterans nationwide, the VA only releases 2,100 HUD-VASH vouchers in November 2016 estimated at $60 million, to permanently house only 2,100 homeless Veterans. Leaving 43,900 homeless Veterans on the streets to fend for themselves.
Gary is a homeless Vietnam Veteran in Denver, CO. He’s been homeless for 3 years. Being unemployed with no real job skills and homeless has made it impossible for Gary to get a job. Gary went to the Denver Rescue Mission where he got a hot meal. He’s headed back to Cheesman Park, he has a little area under some trees where he can take cover. Today is a hard day. Gary is wearing every stitch of clothing he had in his shopping cart. He can’t help but think about how his feet and hands are freezing as he lays down his tarp on the ground. Then spreads out his sleeping bag and throws his blanket on top. Gary quickly jumps in and zips it up halfway, pulls the blanket then the tarp over top, as he zips it up the rest of the way. While he pulls the sleeping bag, blanket and tarp over his head, he prays that he makes it through he night. Will Gary be the next to die?
Our Veterans deserve to be treated with honor.
David , Jenny and Gary are just a few of the homeless Veterans that need help.
Hundreds of caregivers and nonprofit organizations across the country are working together to stop the inhumane treatment of our Veterans. But we can’t do it alone. We need your help with donations to fully implement our personalized programs.
Here’s our vision…
“The Barracks” is a unique one-of-a-kind barracks style transitional housing complex. This familiar environment brings back discipline, order and organization to Veterans lives, creating a sense of dignity and self-worth.
1. “The Barracks” building is a shared facility consisting of showers, restrooms, and laundry facilities. A job training room with computers and internet access, a social room and manager’s office. With a segregated area and entrance for female Veterans.
2. 25,000 sq. ft. Warehouse with loading docks. 10,000 sq. ft. to accommodate building materials, fixtures, appliances, and furnishings. 10,000 sq. ft. to accommodate donated items such as clothing, shoes, toiletries, and non-perishable food items. 5,000 sq. ft. food pantry for Veterans in need.
3. Crew and Out-of-Area Volunteer housing. An apartment style building with 10 – 2 bedroom 2 bath units, which will be converted after project completion to temporary housing for female Veterans and Veterans with families in need.
4. A separate building for a mess hall style kitchen and dining room to feed all participants in the complex.
5. A separate building for temporary housing with individual rooms. Which will also have a segregated area and entrance for female Veterans. Common showers and bathroom facilities for male and female Veterans. Internet access and recreation room for Veterans that are in training to provide more privacy during study time.
6. Headquarters Office building.
7. Outside social area.
Knowing that some Veterans have animal companions and understanding that it helps the Veteran with mental stability. We would never try to separate them and are able to make special provisions including dog food for them on a separate area of the complex.
“The Barracks” programs will provide…
3 meals a day, bed to sleep in and new clothes. Advanced Alternative and Regenerative medical treatments. Technologically advanced prosthetics.
Job training in high demand jobs. Interview training. Social skills. Move-in ready homes, fully stocked with food.
Immediate care packs:
Our unique SavingOurVets Winter Survival Packs give Veterans the necessities to survive winter with a 30 day supply of food, 62″ x 80″ heavy wool blanket for extreme weather, warm knit hat and SubZero gloves.