HOMELESS VETERANS

The Homeless Research Institute estimates that there are 23 million veterans in the United States, with anywhere from 529,000 to 840,000 destined to be homeless at some point during the year. Each night approximately 300,000 veterans live on the streets. As the temperatures drop below freezing, the amount of people needing shelter, food, and immediate assistance, continues to rise.

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THE PROBLEM

Homeless VeteransA crippling cold wave is sweeping across American cities leaving countless military veterans cold and hungry. We must act now. The Artic freeze moving from Minnesota to Main has worsened the daily living conditions for many military veterans already struggling to survive. American patriots, who helped to secure our right to the basic freedoms and necessities of life, deserve to be rescued. Let's stand up and offer financial support for our military families in a concerted effort to secure a bright hope for a better tomorrow.Support Our Military

 

THE STRATEGY

Loading Supplies for VeteransVOLUNTEERS & DONATIONS
Our volunteers graciously help drive the trucks, pack the food boxes, and hand out the supplies to our veterans. The two fastest growing groups of volunteers are seniors and veterans. Veterans are loyal and dedicated to serving other military brothers and sisters who have fallen on hard times, while seniors understand suffering and consistently give back to the less fortunate. United, we are able to do much more without spending more.

Our Military Family Assistance Paks are assembled at our Los Angeles Distribution Center in California, limiting some volunteer opportunities, but several other military team options still exist. Volunteers accross the country spend their time orchestrating fundraising events and getting their churches, businesses, or schools involved with Help the Children. If you are interested at all, please fill out our volunteer questionnaire and we will follow-up with you. If you would like to make a donation, please choose from the three options below.Support Our Military - Volunteer

Donate Gas for Shipping

One of our largest expenses comes in the fueling of our supply delivery trucks. Know that any size donation will help us get much needed food and supplies to our veterans.

Donate Gas for Shipping

Administrative Support

Please help us keep our Help the Children ministry thriving. Your much appreciated, designated donations, will help support our staff and we thank you for your kindness.

Administrative Support

Donate Supplies

Thank you to all of our corporate sponsors for donating bulk food and supplies. We encourage more companies to join our cause. Together we can support our military veterans.

Corporate Donations

THE RESULTS

Military Outreach

Military Families Assistance Program provides military families with boxes of non-perishable food items such as canned goods, noodles, rice, beans, etc., clothing, and more. The Military Families Assistance Program also provides Care Boxes containing personal hygiene items for everyone in the family to include such products as toothpaste, shampoo, lotions, and baby care items. Since 2002, Help the Children has helped over 10,000 military families and with you help, we can help thousands more.Support Our Military and Veterans

Since 2011, Help the Children developed Vet-Working Community Partners, and through this committee, we've been able to provide services to nearly 2,000 Veterans.  The services provided include, but are not limited to, job referral, resume building, home repair, home loans, rental and food assistance opportunities, and more.

Both the Military Families Assistance Program and Vet-Working Community Partners are created to provide a hand-up, not a hand-out, to our brave Veterans and their loved ones as they protect and serve our wonderful country.