Help End Veteran Homelessness

Rethink Homelessness on June 29, 2015

The Central Florida Commission on Homelessness needs your help. We are launching a historic initiative to End Veteran Homelessness in 2015 and our success depends on purpose-driven people like you. Across this nation, thousands of Veterans go without one of the most basic human necessities: stable housing. Here in Central Florida, we have found dedicated partners who are ready to fight for every Veteran in our community who goes without a home. Join Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs & City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, along with elected officials from across the region, Veterans Affairs, Homeless Services Network and the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness in our “Surge” to end Veterans homelessness.

Over the week of July 20, a “Surge” count will take place across Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. Community advocates will lead teams of volunteers who go out to locate and identify homeless Veterans. We are recruiting hundreds of Central Florida residents to take part and there will be opportunities to serve in different areas spread out across our region. Your best online casino business or faith group could play a key role in this effort and we are asking for your support.

On Tuesday, June 30 at 9:00 am, Dr. David Swanson, Lead Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando and Chair of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness’ Chronic Homelessness Committee, will host a community stakeholder-briefing. This information session will fully detail our “Surge” strategy and answer any questions you may have about your role.

During the week of July 13, training for “Surge” volunteers will take place across Central Florida. These sessions will equip participants with the tools to be successful as they go out in our community and identify Veterans in need. Twice-daily training sessions will take place in locations conveniently located across the region. Those planning to volunteer during the “Surge” must attend one training session.



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