Serving our nation's Veterans
Supporting Veterans at the local level in partnership with the
Department of Veterans Affairs
What if just once a week one office building in New York City did a collection drive for Move in Essentials?
In New York City there are more than 860,000!
Are there 52 of those buildings which would participate in a donation drive to help our Veterans exiting homelessness?
It is a concept that isn’t that far removed from reality. All it takes is for a few people to reach out in their community and launch the initiative.
By taking part in the Adopt-a-VA initiative businesses, schools, houses of worship and civic groups can join together in serving Veterans who are at risk of becoming homeless, homeless or exiting homelessness. By being part of Adopt-a-VA you will be placed in contact with your local VA facility Homeless Veteran coordinator who will advise what items are needed by Veterans in your community. From there the rest is easy.
Military Outreach USA will provide your “building donation” chair person with templates for collection posters and flyers.
Just one day out of the year is all that is asked. Just one day where the people in your building bring in a donation for a Veteran in need. And what is the potential?
If 52 buildings in NYC participated in the “Day of Collection” and each building collected 2,000 items that would be more than 100,000 items donated. Multiply that by just one major city per State and more than 5,000,000 items will be donated! And that is on the low side when you consider only one building per week.
Couple with this program schools, civic groups, Veteran service organizations and houses of worship and no Veteran exiting homelessness would ever go without cleaning supplies, towels, hygiene or person care items.
Have your “Building Adopt Your VA Now!”
NYC has 860,000 buildings
Chicago has 341 buildings100 meters+
Los Angeles has 35 buildings with more than 1000 employees
Military Outreach USA-3020 Milwaukee Ave.-Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone (877) 734-4244
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