Good news and bad news.

Good news first: We have now housed 722 veterans in 110 cities. (See below) We point out most of these are the hometown heroes in those communities. Most people always go home – if they have one. And if they don’t, where do they go?

Think about it, where do people go when they are sick? Yes, to a home. And you all have provided the donations to house 722 of those! Here are some of the details:

And the need is getting greater. Our norm year-to-date has been one veteran housed a day. We have already housed 63 veterans and veteran families in the last 30 days. How cool is that!

Now the bad news: The need is so great we have now exhausted the funds for several areas of operation.

We have had to put referrals on hold for Michigan, Indiana and Houston. We have also just learned Mississippi is in great need. So this is what we need:

Michigan: 75 veterans, Average $651 = $48,825

Mississippi: 25 veterans, Average $600 = $15,000

Indiana: 42 veterans, Average $500 = $21,000

Houston: 75 veterans, Average $600 = $45,000

If there is anyone you want us to talk to, please let us know. We can get this done for our veterans. Let’s take care of our own!

-Ken Leslie,
Founder, Veterans Matter

Here are the cities and towns in which we’ve housed veterans to date:

Colorado: Colorado Springs

D.C.: Washington, Hyattsville

Indiana: Anderson, Bloomington, Elkhart, Fairmount, Fort Wayne, Gas City, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Marion, Martinsville, Mishawaka, Muncie, Shelbyville, South Bend, Terre Haute

Michigan: Ann Arbor, Augusta, Bath, Battle Creek, Detroit, Ferdale, Flint, Grand Ledge, Grand Rapids, Highland Park, Howell, Jackson, Jonesville, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Lincoln Park, Monroe, Munith, Muskegon, Otsego, Port Huron, Saginaw, St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights, Taylor, Three Rivers, Walker, Waterford, White Cloud, Ypsilanti

New England: Andover, Arlington, Beverly, Boston, Dorchester, Malden, Randolph, Revere

Ohio: Clyde, Dayton, Findlay, Fostoria, Fremont, Greenville, Holland, Maumee, Northwood, Oak Harbor, Sidney, Sylvania, Tiffin, Toledo, Xenia

Texas: Amarillo, Austin, Beaumont, Bonham, Buda, Converse, Coperas Cove, Dallas, Dickinson, Duncanville, Galveston, Garland, Houston, Humble, Katy, Killeen, Mabank, Orange, Plano, San Antonio, Sherman, Temple, Texas City, Tyler, Waco, Warda, Webster

Washington: Federal Way, Fife, Lakewood, Puyallup, Seattle, Spanaway, Tacoma, Vancouver