BENEFITING: FINAL SALUTE
EVENT DATE: Oct 07, 2012
It is estimated that there are currently over 13,000 homeless female Veterans in the United States. For the sacrifices they and their families have made, this is an unacceptable state for any of them to be in. Final Salute Inc. believes in paying female Veterans with the proper respects due to them for the service they have provided to our country. Final Salute also works with the female Veteran in establishing her plan towards independence.
"Fully 14 percent of active duty and 18 percent of National Guard and Reserves forces are now women. In contrast, the percentage of women inuniform was just 2 percent in 1950.
The nature of warfare places women in hostile battle space in ever-increasing numbers, with ever-increasing opportunity for direct-fire combat with armed enemies.
Women are sustaining injuries similar to their male counterparts, both in severity and complexity.
Higher rates of homelessness. Secretary Shinseki made a commitment to ending homelessness among our nation’s Veterans by 2015. In December 2011, VA and the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that homelessness among Veterans decreased by 12 percent between January 2010 and January 2011. While the overall number of homeless Veterans is declining, the number of homeless women Veterans is increasing. Women Veterans are the fastest growingsegment of the homeless population and are at higher risk of homelessness than their male counterparts."