Friday, December 23, 2016

In the News ... “Organizations tackle veteran homelessness"

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• Includes faith-based organizations

Simone Jasper, Reporter
Midland Reporter-Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - As the leader of a veterans group, Paul Reed often considers the needs of people who served in the military. He’s doing what he can to help local veterans on the brink of homelessness.

“They don’t need a pat on the back or a parade,” said Reed, commander of the Disabled American Veterans Permian Basin Chapter 58. “They can’t pay all their bills. About 99 percent of the people who come to us are not looking for handouts. These people need a hand up.”

The DAV helped 40 veterans last year with emergency food, shelter and utilities. But a lack of affordable housing in the area leaves some with few options, Reed said ...

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