|"Veterans Helping Veterans & Others"
Hard At Work For Homeless, Needy Veterans & Their Families!
|The Homeless and Poverty In The Portsmouth Area
According to the front page of our local newspaper, PORTSMOUTH DAILY TIMES,
our area is second highest on the poverty list in Ohio. Our homeless shelter is full
most of the time and as Commander and Founder of Veterans Helping Veterans &
Others I can say we have homeless veterans living in our area as well.
One veterans came to our food pantry who was living in a tent with his wife and
child, one was and is living in a vacant bathroom and we received a call from our
local hospital telling us a homeless veteran was in their ICU worried about where he
was going to go after getting out of the hospital.
|One day last week someone came to our office to inform us that we have a veteran living on the front porch
of a vacant building. They said he was a Vietnam Vet and his health wasn't so good. They asked if there
was something we could do to help. We went to the place where he was staying and sure enough, there he
was. He had been sleeping on the porch for several days on a sack and had a jacket to cover up with. We
are at this time trying to get him some help.
If you would like to help us help our needy veterans we would appreciate your support, backing and prayers
very much. We are a 501c3 organization with a certificate from the State of Ohio. All donations can be used
as a tax write off. Our veterans should not have to be in this condition. They were there when we needed
them, now we should be there for them.
Thank you. God bless and have a God day.
We are, "Living With A Cause"
|Poverty In Portsmouth
& Homeless Veterans
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|A vet living on a
porch in our area.
|We went to this homeless veteran, fed him,
gave him covers and a pillow, clothed him,
took him to the VA Hospital in Chillicothe Ohio
where he was treated, received his
medication and now resides with his
If it were not for your support of V.H.V.O.
there is no telling where this homeless
veteran might end up.
|Don't let anyone tell you
there are no homeless vets
in our area.
|It's no crime to be poor and it's nothing to be ashamed of. Most all the factories and jobs
have left our area and there is no work. The crime and the shame is that our veterans
and returning troops come home to no jobs. They stand in a line at the grocery store
counting their change for a loaf of bread for their family while the person in front of them
has two or three basket fulls of groceries who never worked a day in their life or served.