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September 18, 2012
BENEFITING: FINAL SALUTE
EVENT DATE: Oct 06, 2012
HOURS PLEDGED: 25
Mileage Tracker: 1,755
FACT: $25 gets a female veteran and her children off the streets for (1) night!!!!!
FACT: 7% of the nation's homeless veteran population is comprised of women
FACT: The risk of women veterans becoming homeless is FOUR times greater than for male veterans, yet they represent 20% of military personnel, and 7.9% (1,824,000) of all veterans.
FACT: Veterans represent 11% of the adult civilian population, but 26% of the homeless population (2007)
FACT: On any given night, 300,000 veterans are living on the streets or in shelters in the US, and 529,000 - 840,000 are throughout the year.
FACT: Approx 33% of homeless males are veterans.
(courtesy Veterans Inc)
It's time to lower those numbers and provide assistance to our amazing female veterans by supporting FinalSalute, an organization dedicated to helping homeless female veterans.
PLEASE, if you're as passionate as I am about this cause, please join my fundraising team!
Thank you in advance for your support,