Great news to report!
How incredible… I am truly moved to tears. Within 24 hours of our urgent post yesterday, $100,000 was raised to house our heroes!
- The Houston team, led by Kathy Walton and Kevin Maley, raised $50,000, enough money to re-open referrals AND house the 79 veterans currently in process there. This incredible team has now raised close to $170,000 and housed nearly 350 Texas veterans.
- Jordan Reses (an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based national distributor of medical equipment and supplies) also stepped up, donating another $50,000 to cover all of Mississippi, and the balance split between Houston and Colorado. This is on top of the $81,000 they donated earlier in the year. They and their employees have now generously donated $131,000 to house our heroes this year!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all for your compassion for our nation’s veterans! You are providing men, women and children the means to sleep with a pillow under their head, in their own room, in their own home.
As an aside, I want to mention that both groups will likely be pissed that I am mentioning them like this. They all prefer the behind-the-scenes thing. But my nature has always been to give credit where credit is due. They have answered the Call to our Duty to provide compassion to those who wore the uniform.
I take off my hat and bow to say “Thank you, friends.”