Through Military Outreach USA's 11-11-11 Program, we can extend a hand to veterans who are transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing. Program participants — local schools, houses of worship, businesses and volunteer and community groups — ask people to donate 11 personal care or household cleaning items. Then, at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month, Military Outreach or one of its partners picks up these items at a designated collection point and takes them to the nearest VA medical center or community-based outpatient clinic. When these items are needed, VA caseworkers will distribute them to veterans approved for permanent housing. For more information, visit the Military Outreach website, e-mail Military Outreach at firstname.lastname@example.org or read the VA VAntage Point Blog.
For more on veteran benefits, visit the Military.com Benefits Center.