Veterans

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DID YOU KNOW –

  • The unemployment rate of post-9/11 veterans is over 6%
  • Veterans make up 12% of the adult homeless population
  • Many homeless veterans end up living on the streets for 8-9 times the length of their deployments
  • 70% of homeless veterans suffer from substance abuse
  • 50% of veterans experience mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES TO CONSIDER –

  1. Sign up for a veterans’ cause campaign at www.dosomething.org/campaigns
  2. Help local veterans in your neighborhood through soldiersangels.org
  3. Spend time helping at a Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital. Find one near you at www.va.gov/directory/guide/home.asp?isflash=1
  4. Give back to veterans by assisting them by running errands for them or doing their yardwork

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