Our Debt to ThemIt has become acceptable in the United States for our veterans, those most damaged by the physical or mental traumas of war, to be abandoned and forgotten on our nation’s streets.
Our streets, where they have been beaten, robbed, or even killed. Yet if this happened behind enemy lines we would not stand for it. Then why do we allow it now?
These are soldiers who put it all on the line to fight for our freedoms, for OUR homes. Now we stand up to fight for theirs.
We have created a very simple mechanism to deliver your support directly to the chronically homeless veterans on the streets of our nation. Because of our simple design and coordination with the HUD VASH program, we have a 100% success rate accomplishing this mission.
If you feel moved right now to help them directly you can donate here:
Current StatusUPDATE: As of 6/7/13 the pilot program has now housed 133 people in 87 veteran families in 21 cities in three states. 33 of these are children.
--- We have our target. HUD announced the allocations for 8,635 vouchers nationwide. We will begin raising funds nationally on 7/15.
---Our pilot program demonstrated immediate success easily raising $100,000 and was replicated in three states. $50,000 of this raised by Dusty Hill and ZZ Top for Houston veterans.
---VM is beginning to attract national notice from several groups and funders.
--- We are in the final stages of conversation with a national organization which will be staging several concerts nationwide with half of the proceeds benefiting VM.
---The first of these will be the "Ramble" staged by the Adam Ezra Group in Boston on August 24th for the newly formed New England VM chapter.
---To date Veterans Matter is managed by four part time volunteers with all office overhead donated in-kind by the founder.