Being homeless, or being at risk of homelessness, is one of the most difficult problems any Veteran can face. In its 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment report to Congress, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported that just over 40,000 Veterans were experiencing homelessness (including those living on the street or in a shelter, temporary safe haven, or any place unfit to reside in) on a given night in January 2017.
Of those Veterans, 91 percent were men and 9 percent were women. That number stands in comparison to a total population of more than 18.5 million living Veterans. These numbers represent a 45 percent decline in Veteran homelessness between the years 2009–2017.
This travesty of justice must be solved once and for all!!
All monetary donations for this fundraiser can be mailed to:
The Veterans Museum at Patriot Park
11000 Crain Highway
Newburg, MD 20664
Attention: Mr. Larry Abell, President
All proceeds will be dispersed, by the President of The Veterans Museum at Patriot Park, to viable organizations that ACTUALLY assist (with verified results and success stories) homeless and disadvantaged veterans. Please contact Mr. Larry Abell at: 301-848-8400 with any questions and concerns regarding monetary donations being mailed to the museum.
If you would like to donate brand new gift items and gently used, clean clothing to Veterans in need, please contact Dr. Karla Kornegay via e-mail at: email@example.com or via phone at: 301-659-0415.
Sponsorship forms and the like can be e-mailed to you, but the option to be a sponsor or a donor has also been made available via eventbrite.
GIVEN COVID, THE PENDING WEATHER AND BECAUSE WE CARE ABOUT YOU ALL, THIS EVENT IS BEING HOSTED VIA FACEBOOK AND ZOOM NOW. THE DESIGNATED SPEAKERS (THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE, STATE SENATORS, COUNTY LEADERSHIP AND VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS) WILL BE SPEAKING TO THE AUDIENCE VIA ZOOM. HOWEVER, WE ARE ACCEPTING DONATIONS ON AN ONGOING BASIS, VIA EVENTBRITE, UNTIL APRIL 29, 2024. THE NEED IS GREAT AND THE HOMELESS AND DISADVANTAGED VETERANS NEED HELP NOW MORE THAN EVER, ESPECIALLY DURING THE WINTER MONTHS.
WE WILL BE HOSTING A GALA ON APRIL 2, 2022 IN PLACE OF THIS EVENT SO BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR MORE DETAILS AND CONTINUE TO DONATE, DONATE, DONATE!!!
PLEASE JOIN US ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2022 AT 1 PM VIA FACEBOOK, AS THE EVENT WILL BE HOSTED VIA FACEBOOK AS MENTIONED. PLEASE SEE THE LINK BELOW TO JOIN: