Travis AFB assists homeless vets with housing
Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 4:23:56 PM
Homelessness is a serious problem for veterans, but Travis AFB
recently did its part to help. The Travis chapter of Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) recently donated more than $500 worth of appliances and other home supplies to a local homeless shelter and helped set up new items in the shelter's apartments designated specifically for homeless vets.
The donations included items like microwaves, bedding, towels, dishes and laundry supplies, following a list provided by the shelter.
"When Travis Airmen give back to the community, it solidifies the strong partnership we have established with Solano County," said Master Sergeant Parnel Scalambrino, president of Travis's AFSA chapter. "Giving back radiates the devotion and heart of service we, the Airmen, have to our country as military members."
The shelter is close to the hearts of many Travis airmen because of its service to homeless veterans.
"We will all be veterans one day and it's important not to forget about them regardless of their situation," said Senior Master Sergeant David Edwards, Travis AFSA trustee.
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Housing and Urban Development, there are an estimated 67,000 veterans who are homeless on any given night.
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