It is the least we can do for those who gave the most.
** First, we are very proud to say 98% of your donation goes to programming, not administration, and we have no large salaries. See our 990 and salary details on our Transparency.Page.
Help us give a homeless veteran or veteran family with children a home this winter. There are veterans with children in their cars or shelters tonight just because they don’t have the money to cover a deposit. Help them cross that threshold into their warm home by donating right here, right now.
We are just a small group of regular Americans, led by a man who used to be homeless, who have all decided to not just sit there and read the sobering statistics, but to actually do something about the almost 48,000 veterans on the streets and in the shelters of our nation, that is put our time and money where our mouth is. This small group of “nobodies” has so far raised over $700,000 and housed over 950 veterans and veteran families in 11 states. We figure it is the least we can do. We take care of our own.
This Stars and Stripes article and recent coverage gives you a quick overview of our program to date. Via this Christmas Eve post on the Huffington Post, founder Ken Leslie thanks all of those who are part of housing our nation’s heroes, especially those who are at curb level with us.
Partnered with the VA, Veterans Matter is an innovative program that has a 100% success rate housing homeless veterans in a successful LONG-TERM HUD and VA supported housing program that has a 91% success rate keeping them housed. Your help right now not only houses a veteran or veteran family today, it helps prevent another from becoming unhoused tomorrow!
If you are an individual like us, a veterans-focused corporation, foundation or veterans services organization looking to know exactly where your money goes to help house homeless veterans, this is the place.
Our mission is simple: To raise as much as we can to house as many unhoused veterans as we can, as fast as we can today, while preventing others from becoming unhoused tomorrow. Veterans Matter – We Take Care of Our Own
Veterans Matter has been able to house, as of 2/9/16, 972 veterans/veteran families in 110 cities in Ohio, Michigan, Massachusetts, Indiana, Texas, Washington, Mid-Atlantic (DC, VA, MD, NJ), Mississippi and Colorado. This has allowed us to earn the support of our celebrity roster: Gary Sinise, Susan Sarandon, Katy Perry, Kid Rock, Ice-T, John Mellencamp, Dusty Hill of ZZ Top, Kix Brooks, Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Willie Nelson, Heart, Mario Lopez, Natalie Stovall & The Drive, Mitch Albom, Darryl Worley, Darius Rucker, Jennifer Nettles, Gene Hackman, Madison Rising, Emerson Drive, and Big & Rich, all who raise awareness or money to house our nation’s heroes.
Operation Hometown: 187
Operation Mid-Atlantic: 10
Operation Texas: 446
Operation New England: 9
Operation Indiana: 92
Operation Washington: 37
Operation Michigan: 144
Operation Colorado: 13
Operation Mississippi: 8
Operation Ohio: 26