George is a veteran of the Air Force and served in Vietnam. He was referred to us by the HUD-VASH team out of the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas.
George had been homeless for over a year. As is often the case, it was after ending a relationship that he found himself homeless – living out of car, with friends, or wherever he could find a place to lay his head and stay out of the weather.
He connected with a VA social worker who got him signed up with the VA and he was approved for the HUD/VASH program. They helped him find a place and, because of YOUR support, he was able quickly move into an apartment, WITH a fireplace. He told us it is “wonderful on the cold nights!”
After you housed him, George was able to easily receive the medical services that he needed, and he no longer has to worry about where he’s going to stay the night. Upon being housed he expressed his appreciation by saying, “This is the best thing that could have happened to me.”
What we do know is this – George only needed $400 to cross the ready and waiting threshold. And because of you who donated in 2018, on March 5th, 2018, he got his own home for the brave in the land of the free.