Detroit Chapter #9 of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA#9) is using Giving Tuesday to support nonprofit organizations focused on fighting homelessness among veterans, and the organization has agreed to match donations, up to $10,000.
The Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM), Vets Returning Home and the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund (FWSF) will receive funds raised through the #GivingTuesday efforts. People can donate by going to https://vva9.org/giving-tuesday
“The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 40,056 veterans are homeless on any given night, and many agencies serving homeless veterans said those numbers are being exacerbated by COVID-19,” explained Paul Palazzolo, president of VVA#9. “We thought that, instead of focusing on our organization, we would try to support other agencies already serving homeless veterans.”
Giving Tuesday, held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is a national day of generosity to help organizations working to transform their communities.
ABOUT DRMM:The Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries has embarked upon its 110th year of continued service providing food, shelter and services to intervene where homelessness and substance addiction occur.
ABOUT FWSF: The nonprofit helps injured soldiers with living expenses and provides support to their families.
ABOUT VETS RETURNING HOME: The organization aims to end chronic homelessness among veterans and to help individuals transition into stable lives.