If You Feel Called to Duty…
Are you like us? We’re a group of regular Americans who care about our heroes and seek a way to truly help them – and see the results. If you are, then consider yourself activated, called to duty, to be an advocate and voice for the voiceless.
You will be an advocate for the 39,471 veterans still living on the streets of our nation. Streets where they are being beaten, robbed, even killed.
Yet if this happened behind enemy lines we would be outraged! So we come together to raise awareness that these veterans need our help, and then we raise the funds to help.
There are literally thousands of veterans and veteran families sleeping in their cars or in shelters when they do not have to. It hurts us to think of any veteran with their children shivering against their parent in the back seat of their car as they try to keep warm. That is real.
Now think about how you, in 30 seconds, can do something about it, to help them be housed tonight! We call that 30 seconds “the least we can do.”
If we all just do the “least” we can each do, it is something! And something is so much more than nothing! But we don’t have to tell you this, because that is why you are here: to do something!
If you are one of us, one of those who have heard that call of duty to help the veterans still on the streets, then below are our marching orders, what we are doing to help:
Become an Advocate
What We Can Do to Help
If you are a veterans group, veteran-friendly organization or business and want to get involved, contact us here about founder Ken Leslie speaking to your group in person or via conference call.
Go to the Celebrity Advocate page and share their videos, images and pages with your friends. Thank these advocates for helping Veterans Matter!
Join your local Exchange Club to help host an 11/11 @ 7 Rally in your community.
Tell your friends they can donate via credit card just by texting “VETS” to 41444 or donate at this link.
- If you are with the media, please consider breaking our story locally or nationally. If we are housing veterans in your area, there is likely quiet local heroes who are providing the funding.
If you are a Cumulus or other radio station visit our Broadcast Resources page for the campaign assets.
If you are an individual wanting to house veterans, please donate right here (or for larger donations, please mail a check to avoid credit card fees).
If you are a company wanting information about becoming a local, regional, or national Corporate Funding Advocate contact us here.
If you are a local community foundation, a regional or national foundation wanting to house veterans in a certain geographic region contact us here or visit this page for our Letter of Inquiry.
If you would like to start your own Veterans Matter fundraising campaign, event, or host a virtual fundraiser contact us here for info.
Want to donate toward housing a veteran waiting for urgent help right now? Donate now to Operation Greatest Need.
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