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Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes
Homeless Veterans Receive a Truckload of Kindness
Homeless Veterans at Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community receive hundreds of boxes of food and goods from the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes and Feed the Children.
Las Animas, CO, September 3, 2015 — On Thursday, September 10th, the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes and Feed the Children are teaming up to help feed and assist residents of the Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community and families within the surrounding community. Because hunger can’t be tackled alone, Feed the Children has partnered with the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes and the Colorado Coalition for Homeless to bring each family a 25-pound box of food and a 10-pound box of much-needed personal-care items.
This community event will take place on the Fort Lyon campus from 1:00 pm–3:00 pm on September 10th. The opening ceremonies, including color guard, national anthem and opening remarks, will begin at 12:40 pm and the distribution of food and necessities will begin at 1 pm. “Feed the Children is proud to partner with the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes and the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless,” said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children Interim CEO/President and COO. “We know that when we combine our efforts, we will have a greater impact on the lives of families who need us most—right here in America.”
At the Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless provides recovery-oriented transitional housing to homeless individuals. The program combines housing with counseling, educational, vocational and employment services for up to 300 homeless and formerly homeless persons from across the state of Colorado, with an emphasis on serving homeless Veterans.
“The men and women at Fort Lyon are true American heroes that deserve our respect and enduring gratitude,” said David Walker, CEO of the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, a leading not-for-profit dedicated to rebuilding the lives of severely wounded Veterans of the global War on Terror. “It’s a national disgrace that any Veteran should be homeless, and yet it’s become all too common across our country. Thursday’s event is just one small way we are joining forces with like-minded organizations like Feed the Children to right this wrong and to help these Veterans and their families get back on their feet.”
About the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes
Since its establishment in 2004, the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes has provided an immediate, invaluable lifeline to thousands of America’s combat-wounded Veterans. The Leesburg, VA-based organization is distinguished from other Veteran-focused groups by its direct financial assistance to America’s wounded heroes. Its Emergency Financial Aid program has stopped foreclosure proceedings on Veterans’ homes and kept their vehicles from being repossessed. The organization regularly provides gift checks to cover meals, medical and utility bills, clothing, car repairs and even baby diapers. For more information on the Coalition, and to learn how you can support its mission, visit saluteheroes.org.
About Feed the Children
Feed the Children is one of the world’s leading anti-hunger organizations, dedicated to creating a world where no child goes to bed hungry. Since 1979, Feed the Children has grown into one of the largest U.S.-based charities. They are accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, maintain a 3-star rating from Charity Navigator, and are also a member of InterAction. Through their network of agencies, Feed the Children distributed over $344 million in food, other necessities, educational supplies, and medicine, impacting close to 9 million individuals in the U.S. and over 4.9 million individuals globally in fiscal year 2014. Visit www.feedthechildren.org for more information.
About Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
The mission of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for homeless and at-risk families, children, and individuals throughout Colorado. The Coalition advocates for and provides a continuum of housing and a variety of services to improve the health, well-being and stability of those it serves. Visit www.coloradocoalition.org for more information.