As the 4th biggest metropolitan area in the US, Houston harbors over 3,600 homeless veterans in its streets. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous housing units, shelters, kitchens that serve our nation’s warriors were shut down. In the cold and rainy Winter ahead, homeless veterans in the Houston area deserve our help and assistance.
Operation Golden Shield’s Houston chapter wanted to make a concrete impact on the lives of veterans in our area. By supplying them with essential items such as blankets, warm clothing, food, and healthcare supplies, we can show them that they are not forgotten. We targeted one of the transitional housing locations that remained open, US Vets, in downtown Houston. With this small donation, we hoped to encourage and show care towards our nation’s veterans.
After packing 48 backpacks full of Winter necessities, our team delivered them to US Vets for distribution. The organizers and volunteers at US Vets were very thankful and introduced us to some of the veterans that would receive the backpacks. With almost 400 veterans being housed until they can find a permanent residence, US Vets said every little donation helps, and Operation Golden Shield was successful in making an impact.
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