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Two organizations team up to help homeless Veterans

In-crisis and homeless Veterans will now have access to emergency and life-saving support thanks to a new partnership with the Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada (VETS Canada) with the Canadian Legacy Project (CLP).

The two organizations have teamed up to launch the VETS Canada- Canadian Legacy Project Emergency Housing Fund.

The fund will be fully sponsored by the Canadian Legacy Project.

“One of our main directives at the Canadian Legacy Project is to end the cycle of homelessness among our Canadian veterans, and we believe this partnership is a good first step. Ideally, we are working on programs that will end the cycle of homelessness among those that stood on guard for Canada. That said, we are proud to be working with VETS Canada and believe when veteran charities that share the same ideals, can work together, the results can be amazing,” stated David Howard, president and founder of Canadian Legacy Project.

The CLP Emergency Housing Fund will allow VETS Canada to expand their services to more veterans. This non-profit organization is a national volunteer-led charity that provides 24/7 emergency aid and support to homeless and in-crisis Veterans. VETS Canada has responded to more than 2,000 requests for assistance since its inception in 2010.

“VETS Canada, the largest organization specifically dedicated to ending veteran homeless in Canada, is so very excited to be working with the Canadian Legacy Project to help even more homeless/in-crisis veterans. This is a growing issue, and more partnerships such as this must be formed if we are to end veteran homelessness,” said Jim Lowther, VETS Canada Co-Founder/CEO & President.

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Mishall Rehman

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Mishall is a freelance journalist pursuing her passion for writing in her new homeland Canada. She currently lives in Trenton, ON with her husband.

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