By James Favata
They served America honorably and put their lives on the line for our country.
Now, nearly 40,000 U.S. veterans are living on the streets. And one man is committed to ending the epidemic of veteran homelessness once and for all.
Last month, veteran Shane Moore, who served in the United States Navy for more than 10 years, began a trek from his home in Jacksonville FL, to San Diego CA, on foot to raise awareness and money for homeless Veterans.
Moore says that he knows what it is like to be on the verge of being homeless.
“I ended up burning through my savings and I was really close to being homeless myself,” Moore said in an interview.
And Moore’s home state of Florida is Ground Zero for America’s homeless veterans problem.
In 2016, there were 2,900 veterans living on the streets in Florida. That equates to about 15 percent of the total homeless population in Florida.
Moore is looking to raise $25,000 to benefit these homeless veterans and help give them a new lease on life.
“Even if it’s $5, a dollar, anything helps and anything matters at the end,” he said.
With Veteran’s Day coming up, now is the perfect time to show our vets that you care.
Moore is still a long way from his goal. To chip in, you can donate by clicking here.
Help our veterans get back on their feet and start living the American dream that they so bravely defended.
James Favata is an Air Force veteran and freelance writer based in Virginia. He covers military issues for America Uncensored.