We have partnered with Yankee Candle to help raise funds to support our Veterans’ Assistance Programs. The Fundraiser will begin on January, 6th. You can follow these steps or contact a Squadron 313 member. We look forward to your support.
As the holidays draw nearer and we make our plans to be with family and friends, let’s not forget the homeless vets. Our brothers and sisters who have nowhere and no one to share these happy times with.
A recent HUD poll showed that there are 49,933 homeless veterans in America today (32,048 living in shelters, 17,885 on the streets), making up about 33% of the total homeless population. There are approximately 1253 in Massachusetts. The figures showed a decrease in the last few years, but unfortunately there are always newcomers to the ranks. It’s disheartening to see any person homeless but it’s particularly painful when he or she proudly displays the service they have given that we all might live the American dream. Continue reading