BENEFITING: FINAL SALUTE
My name is Stephanie Vasquez and I am 9 year US Army veteran. Having deployed to Iraq twice as a Military Police Officer I can understand and sympathize with the pain and turmoil that veterans face upon their return to the USA. I also understand first hand the added emotional stress that accompanies a veteran when they get out of the military. Often times, the stress and depression is too much to bear and veterans lose their sense of purpose and this results in homelessness.
There are currently about 130,000 homeless veterans about 55,000 homeless veterans are females. These numbers are steadily rising. Although there are programs to help homeless veterans there are very few programs that will accomodate the female veterans children. Without somewhere to turn, that will also accomodate children, these women and their children are forced back onto the streets with no where to go.
Through this campaign I would like to not only bring to light that this is an issue, but I would also like to raise enough money to give back to these courageous and outstanding women that have served our country with pride. So, please help me help these women and their children so that they may have more stability and security in their lives, for they have sacrificed so much for our nation. Thankyou for your help!