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Keeping our Veterans Off the Streets: Jared Allen Helps the Homeless

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I absolutely support any organization or charity that seeks to truly help our veterans.  I have a special respect for those who help homeless or wounded vets.  That's why the recent partnership between P&G, Walmart, and defensive end of the Chicago Bears Jared Allen is such a sweet story.

Jared's foundation is called Homes for Wounded Warriors, and it works tirelessly to give vets in the Chicago area a safe, handicap accessible place to live.  He is helping to prevent homelessness and give dignity to those who have bravely served our country.  A recent event on November 11th, gave him the opportunity to shop at a local Walmart for products needed to support up to 15 veterans who reside at the Eddie Beard Homeless Veteran's Program (or "Vet House").  They received a year's supply of products we all use every day:  Bounty®, Oral-B®, Old Spice®, Tide®, Crest®, Scope®, and Charmin®, to name a few.

Considering that there are more homeless veterans today than US soldiers who died in the Vietnam War, this is such a good start to help overcome a major challenge in the life of many vets today. Within eight months of residing at the Vet House, 70% of the veterans find permanent housing and establish an income!

If you want to learn more, or support veterans yourself, please visit the official site for Jared's Foundation.  It takes a lot of money to build, modify, and maintain a group home for folks with any kind of disability; the proceeds of sales for things like the t-shirts will not go to waste!

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I've received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  

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