Keeping our Veterans Off the Streets: Jared Allen Helps the Homeless11:54 PM
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.