Love, Helping Veterans
Joshua Plummer - V/A Drop In Center
Josh Plummer, a veteran who has benefited from the Veterans Drop-In Center will speak on behalf of the non-profit, run by Pat Ambrose. The mission is to provide a safe, supportive, and positive social environment where all veterans and their families can give and receive help transitioning into post-service life. Providing meals as well as services such as haircuts, computer training, showers, and laundry are among the tangible services. Providing a supportive environment and making a difference in the lives of veterans is the result of the love applied by those who provide the services. The primary annual fundraising event is a November 5k run/walk. The organization needs a new site because there is not enough space in the current location to serve the number of veterans who show up each day, who are either homeless, or recovering from various addictions, PTSD, and struggle with job searches.
Hosted by: Ellee Pai Hong
Produced by: Greater Chicago Newsmakers Team