BENEFITING: FINAL SALUTE
Hello all! My name is Traci Walker and I am a Finalist in the 2017 Ms Veteran America Competition. Ms Veteran America is NOT a beauty pageant but a competition working in partnership with Final Salute Inc. to raise awareness about homeless woman veterans and their children. Final Salute Inc.'s mission is to provide homeless women veterans and their children with safe housing by shedding light on the issue of homeless woman veterans in America today. According to a study done by Project Muse in 2010, woman veterans were three to four times more likely to become homeless when compared to non-veteran woman and this number continues to grow. Primary causes of homelessness in woman veterans include unemployment, disability, poor health and lack of treatment for PTSD and/or anxiety problems. This issue is very important to me not only because I am a veteran but because this easily could have been me after completing my service. By donating, you will not only be helping me reach my goals of becoming the next Ms. Veteran America but also directly benefiting Final Salute Inc. by providing safe housing and supportive services to the homeless women veterans and their children. This will also help aid these woman in finding jobs and medical assistance. Thank you for all of your support! Because she can too!