In January 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing count showed that nationally 37,085 Veterans experienced homelessness. Most are male, while about 9% are female, and nearly half are African American or Hispanic. Nearly half served during the Vietnam era. Veterans are overrepresented within the homeless population and have greater risk of homelessness compared to the general population living in poverty. This program will impact quality of life, providing homeless veterans with essentials for living.
Volunteers spend 15 minutes learning about our homeless veteran population and use their kit to write letters, create military paracord bracelets, and pack donation bags with all the essentials that help our Veterans not only survive but work to get off the streets and out of shelters.
Operation Gratitude: Military Care Kit Assembly
Volunteers will learn about Operation Gratitude: their mission and volunteer efforts. Volunteers will then be facilitated in writing letters, creating a military paracord bracelet, and packing donation bags with essentials items for active duty military.