The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that close to 50,000 veterans across the country are homeless each and every night. Another one and a half million veterans remain at risk of homelessness because of a lack of support networks, poverty, a shortage of affordable housing, lack of access to health care, and, perhaps, the lasting impact of post-traumatic stress disorder. Shame on us as a society for not doing more to support people who risked so much in service to their (and our) country.
Some organizations have stepped up to combat this appalling situation, including the New England Center for Homeless Veterans (NECHV). Since 1989, the NECHV has been helping veterans living on the streets, and those at imminent risk of homelessness, through a range of programs and services. The gaining of meaningful employment and possibilities for independent living are first and foremost among their goals.
On November 4th, we’ll all have an opportunity to contribute to the fine work of NECHV at the 13th Annual Leave No One Behind Gala benefitting the New England Center for Homeless Veterans.
From 5:50 – 9:30 pm, come celebrate our veterans and those who work with them to turn difficult situations into hopeful, dignified ones at the Seaport World Trade Center. The event, which starts with a reception and silent auction before moving to dinner, an awards program and live auction, will be hosted by New England Cable News anchor Mike Nikitas.
Blog post by the Joyce Lebedew Real Estate Team
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