The homeless are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. This pandemic has reinforced how fortunate we are to have an abundance of basic human needs such as food, shelter, safety, and family. At times like this, we need to take care of each other and particularly our neighbors who are the most vulnerable.
Did you know we have a huge population of veterans who are homeless?
They experience a complex set of factors – extreme shortage of affordable housing, livable income and access to health care – a large number of displaced and at-risk veterans live with lingering effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse, which are compounded by a lack of family and social support networks. Additionally, military occupations and training are not always transferable to the civilian workforce, placing some veterans at a disadvantage when competing for employment. The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that 107,000 veterans are homeless on any given night.
December 23rd and January 30th, Project Hope International, will be in Washington, DC, to distribute care packages to people like Chuck because it is the right thing to do. Together we will show them just how much we care.
$25 helps 1 person * $50 helps 2 people
$100 helps 6 people * $200 helps 12 people
*Any amount is most welcomed. Our goal is to serve at least 200 homeless and more if we can.
Care package includes: Hand sanitizer, face mask/coverings, hand soap, deodorant, q-tips, trash bags, toothpaste & brush, ladies feminine products, bottled water, sandwich & cookie, toilet paper, hand wipes, men and women's gloves and socks, winter scarf, adult activity books (helps people cope with loneliness and isolation during this stressful time) and a personal note card (Our volunteers will write a note of encouragement and support).
Project Hope International
1390 Chain Bridge Road, #1616
McLean, Virginia 22101