Help for homeless veterans

Gale Henderson served active duty in the U.S. Army from 1979 to 1982 and several years in reserve duty. He worked in golf course maintenance until he suffered from congestive heart failure. “I kept getting tired easily,” said Henderson, 60. He had heart valve replacement surgery in September 2022 and his world began to unwind. Henderson ultimately had to stop working and said he made some bad financial decisions on his homestead. He said that after family members and friends failed to step up to help, he found himself on the street. Click here to read the full story

Expanding Veteran Support: Volunteers of America of Florida Partners with The Home Depot Foundation for New Transitional Housing for Formerly Homeless Veterans 

WHAT: Volunteers of America of Florida (VOAFL) is pleased to announce the purchase of a new property to provide transitional housing for unhoused veterans.  On Thursday, October 19, 2023, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., we are delighted to partner with The Home Depot Foundation and Team Depot, Home Depot’s associate volunteer force, to refurbish the newly acquired property.  Our collaborative efforts with Team Depot will focus on cleaning, painting, and organizing each room to create an inviting space for incoming veterans. This initiative prepares the rooms for the first round of veterans moving in and transitioning out of homelessness. …

Volunteers of America of Florida to Host ‘Innovare Blessing’ Ceremony

Date: Monday, October 23  Location: Volunteers of America of Florida: Innovare, 850 5th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701  Time: 9:00 AM  What: Volunteers of America of Florida is embarking on a significant mission to address the alarming affordable housing crisis in Saint Petersburg with their upcoming Innovare project.  Innovare, an ambitious residential development, will house 50 units dedicated to providing affordable housing for those in need. Significantly, half of these units will be specially earmarked for extremely low-income Floridians.  In line with this milestone, a special ‘Innovare Blessing’ ceremony will be held at the construction site. This unique event…

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