VETS Canada Partners with True Patriot Love: Enhancing Efforts to End Veteran Homelessness
VETS Canada is pleased to announce that it has received $75,000 in funding from True Patriot Love (TPL), a national charity dedicated to supporting military families. These funds will be used to augment VETS Canada’s capacity to provide emergency aid for an increasing number of Veterans in crisis, at-risk of homelessness or living homeless, from coast to coast. This will be done by increasing volunteer capacity through targeted recruitment and improved training opportunities, expanding VETS Canada’s array of available services, and assisting with Veterans’ access to third party service providers.
“VETS Canada is extremely excited to partner with True Patriot Love to further our reach in helping Veterans in crisis,” says Jim Lowther, VETS Canada Co-Founder, CEO/President. “TPL recognizes that although we have made great progress in addressing Veteran homelessness, the issue is a growing one; in December, 2016, VETS Canada provided emergency support to 95 Veterans in need, while in December of 2017 that number jumped to 208. Even so, we firmly believe that Veteran homelessness can be eradicated with the support of amazing organizations such as TPL.”
“True Patriot Love is committed to tackling the important issue of Veteran homelessness and we are proud to support the critical work VETS Canada does to assist Veterans in crisis in cities across Canada. We must always remember that these Veterans have served our country bravely and as such it is our duty, as Canadians, to ensure they receive the full support they need once their service has ended,” Bronwen Evans, True Patriot Love CEO.