DONATE A VEHICLE AND HELP
US FEED VETERANS TODAY
Assistance for Veterans is looking for kind people who have a broken down car and may be thinking of donating it for a good cause. We want to repair that car, sell it and turn it into cash to purchase large quantities of quality food and deliver it to veterans in need of food assistance.
Maybe you’re the GM at a local car dealership and have 30 or 40 trade-ins sitting on your back lot and all we are asking for is one of those cars that we can tow away and turn it into money to assist us with our program. We are a 501-c3 organization and will supply you with the proper documentation for your donation.
We’ve had lots of fun these last two weeks and here I am today on a beautiful March afternoon after we just had some rare rain pass by and our mountains are full of snow. It will probably be 80 degrees this weekend but this is what makes Los Angeles the capital for the homeless; it also has the most veterans on the streets. There are a few states claiming they have solved their homeless veteran issue, but they never tell you how many have gotten on a bus and headed for downtown Los Angeles and that is where many end up in the homeless capital of America. There are a lot of great organizations including our government who really want to solve the problem of homeless veterans and they are doing a great job, but there is much more that has to be done.
A program developed for veterans called HUD VASH is available to any veteran who can prove they have been homeless for one year and are prone to homelessness. The process takes as quick as several months and hopefully no longer than a year. Many homeless veterans begin the process of getting off the streets with a caseworker at their local VA Hospital where they enter into a program at a home where they share a bedroom with another veteran. Then, most important, they qualify for HUD VASH and the process of finding a veteran a bed at a home or other transitional housing facility begins.
This is where we come in; we visit these transitional homes and complexes and deliver food in large quantities to assist these veterans with their daily meals. We also like delivering clothing and other items our veterans could use in their daily lives. We hope to see many of you at our fundraiser on Saturday, April 25 at Post 790 in West Covina where our guest will be our co-founder Major General Alfred Valenzuela (ret), who will speak and meet everyone who attends while they enjoy an evening of great BBQ food, music, comedy, raffles and our guest speaker of course. Everyone is welcome!