Welcome to Vets on Track Foundation
VOTF’S DRIVE TO END HOMELESSNESS
Tonight, more than 600,000 Americans will sleep in alleys, abandoned buildings, and under bridges because they have no home. Many of these are this nation’s forgotten heroes – the men and women who once proudly served in a military uniform…yet today they are finding themselves experiencing the ravages of homelessness.
Organizations working with the homeless are doing great work in getting these heroes off the streets, but particular attention must be made once the housing is secured. Veterans and first responders are being placed into permanent housing without the basic comforts of home – like a bed or sofa, dishes or cooking essentials. If someone has to come home to an empty house, it ultimately affects their moral, self-esteem and translates into a lack of motivation to get their lives back on track.
A successful local campaign to end and prevent homelessness depends on community partnerships and compassionate citizen involvement. VOTF’s Fresh Start Program works with organizations like the Friendship Place, Vet Hunters, the National Coalition for the Homeless and communities all across the country to gather and distribute much needed supplies to homeless veterans, and others who may need support. Through its national outreach events, VOTF is able to create partnerships that work together to address this most critical need.
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The Vets on Track deserve a huge shout out for what they are doing to provide our vets with an opportunity to have a furnished home to call their own! cstrangermd4
It’s always a joy to see the faces of the families we serve when we begin to bring in the donated furniture that will turn their modest houses into loving homes. To this family, we delivered couches, dressers, lamps, and a dining room table that the family could now use to eat their meals on instead of on the floor. The highlight of the trip occurred when we brought in pillows to decorate their living room. The eldest, a small boy aged 7, was so excited that he scooped up a pillow, ran bare footed outside, and began to show the pillow to his friends with excitement in his voice.
We often times think that once a veteran gets a house, they are all set to continue their path down life. However, we forget the cost associated with outfitting that home, and the mental and emotional taxation that occurs when a home is empty. An empty home is often a reflection of their current emotion state: fragile, empty, and alone.
The work the vets on track foundation does is more than delivering furniture, it shows veterans that they have worth more than the four corners of their house. It helps to build their confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth. lscarpenter15
Vets on Track Foundation
Cost for Donation Pickups
|TRUCK||PICK UP COST||EXAMPLES|
|1/8||$50||Sofa, coffee table, end table, dresser|
|1/4||$100||Sofa, chair, coffee table, two end tables, 1 lamp, kitchen ware, rugs, 2 dressers|
|1/2||$150||Sofa, chair, coffee table, two end tables, bookcase, 2 lamps, kitchen ware, rugs, dinning room table w/four chairs, 3 dressers|
|3/4||$200||Sofa, loveseat, 2 chairs, coffee table, two end tables, 2 bookcase, 4 lamps, kitchen ware, rugs, dining room table w/four chairs, 3 dressers, 2 nightstands|
|Full Truck||$250||Sofa, loveseat, 2 chairs, coffee table, two end tables, bookcase, lamps, kitchen ware, rugs, dining room table w/four – six chairs, China hutch, 4 dressers, 4 nightstands, 2 bedframes w/mattresses, and box springs, patio furniture, etc.|
Vets on Track Foundation will still issue a tax-exempt receipt for all donations.