Veterans Emergency Transition Services (VETS) Canada will be holding its second annual Coast to Coast Tour of Duty on June 10.
Held in seventeen cities across the country, the Tour of Duty is a national walk that will raise awareness of veteran homelessness and will aim to locate veterans on the streets or in shelters in need of help.
“At VETS Canada, we are boots on the ground; locating homeless veterans and getting them off the streets and back on their feet. The Tour of Duty allows us to locate veterans in crisis from coast to coast while also raising awareness of the issue of veteran homelessness. We strive to build a better understanding of our mission within the larger community; that help is available. We are here to help,” said Jim Lowther, VETS Canada Co-Founder/CEO & President.
Cities taking part in this event include St. John’s, Sydney, Charlottetown, Halifax, Dartmouth, Fredericton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Windsor, Chatham, Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Victoria, and Vancouver.
VETS Canada is a national charity and service provider of Veterans Affairs Canada who has assisted more than 1,600 homeless and in-crisis veterans since 2010.