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Shannon Johnson

Shannon Johnson
Liberty Hill, TX United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Jan 04, 2017
Stuff About Me:
I was inspired to become part of the effort to end women veteran homelessness when I watched the video describing how Major Boothe founded the charity (if you have not watched it yet, please do!  I've shared the link to the video on my page).  I have been fortunate to have never been homeless, but I have come very close.  This may come as a surprise to many of my friends, as it is something I don't contemplate too often these days.  Back in 2010 when I moved to leave a very unhealthy marriage, I became the victim of emotional and financial abuse.  In the very home I lived in, locks and home alarm security code were changed without my knowledge and joint bank accounts closed behind my back.  Family in the area was kind to let me stay for four months as I finalized my divorce, and I am incredibly lucky to have had this family support.  That being said, my life had become the "perfect storm" of events, and I fell into a depression as I struggled to pay bills, eat, sleep, and continue my education and working.  I recall one instance of looking at my bank account and seeing a mere $0.64 staring back at me.  It is for these reasons that Major Boothe's story has touched me on a very personal level.  Women veterans are a unique demographic that have come too far to let hard times render them homeless.  Here is a snapshot of what your contribution can do:

$25 daily per woman Veteran (includes housing, case management, food, clothing, transportation, in-house financial education and counseling, and others essential services)

$5,000 monthly for transitional housing facility ($60,000 annually)

No more than 10% of every dollar goes towards admin cost

As part of the effort to bring awareness to women veteran homelessness, I am participating in the Ms. Veteran America 2017 competition.  You can follow my journey here: https://www.facebook.com/ShannonJ4MVA2017

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Amount Raised:

$250

 

5% Raised of $5,000 Goal