Next month is the celebration of Christmas, Kwanzaa, the birth of Muhammad (Islam) and Hanukkah. But whatever religion you practice and holiday you celebrate, charity and love are two qualities that are taught to their followers.
Homelessness, especially among veterans, is one issue where we can practice what we learn in our houses of worship. The Veteran’s Administration (VA) estimated a bit less than 16,000 homeless veterans on the streets in January 2016. Since July 1, 1973, we have had an all-volunteer military. Which means the government and we the people owe something in return for their service, wherever or whenever they served. PTSD, physical wounds, mental health issues or just plain bad luck are some of the issues at play here. Despite these obstacles, we can help them overcome their problems.