The VFC provides essential furniture to veterans have nothing, and haven’t owned anything significant in a long time. They have struggled on the street and have made an effort and sought help from the VA or one of the great social service agencies in the Phoenix area that provides temporary shelter and rehabilitation.
They now have permenent shelter, but left sleeping on the floor in an empty apartment they may easily fall into despair and return to the streets, or worse.
Since the VFC was founded we have helped over 2,700 needy veterans, and in 2019 over 300 desitute veterans will be given a new lease on life as they move into permanent housing.
The VFC delivers everything they need to make thier shelter into a home. It is all new, not someone else’s discard, and it belongs to them. It is given as a gift, from veterans to a fellow veteran in need.
The message is clear: someone cares, someone is offering a hand up, someone has their back. It is not a government agency or an entitlement. It is fellow veterans who believe in them and want them to successfully return to society.
Together with the VA and our fellow social service agencies we are winning the battle against veteran homelessness in the Phoenix area, but there is still a lot of work to be done.