Each year, veterans both employed and unemployed fall through the cracks and become homeless. That is why, year after year, Goodman Acker and Detroit Tough Gym take the initiative to help honor our heroes and give them the support they need.
Southfield, Michigan (PRWEB) October 27, 2015
The personal injury lawyers at of Goodman Acker, P.C. proudly announces their 2nd annual event this Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11th, to honor our Veterans, as well as help reduce the problem of veterans’ homelessness in the City of Detroit.
Like many communities around the country, Detroit, Michigan has people who are homeless. In Detroit alone, 2 out of 5 of homeless veterans are single and over half are part of a homeless family. Many veterans said they became homeless for the first time since 2012. (https://www.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/ahar-2013-part1.pdf)
What: Caring for Our Homeless Veterans run/walk and collection drive for the Michigan Veterans Foundation on Wednesday, November 11, from 6:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Where: Detroit Tough Gym, 1224 Beech Street, Detroit, Michigan 48226. Those interested in the run/walk, the course is a 5K (3.1 mile) route going by the Mariners Inn, the Michigan Veterans Foundation, and returning to the Detroit Tough Gym. Volunteers will fill backpacks with donated supplies and deliver to homeless veteran facilities within the city.
Why: To raise funds and collect goods for our homeless military veterans for the Michigan Veterans Foundation.
The Michigan Veterans Foundation of Detroit is a non-profit agency founded by Veterans that provides a variety of services to veterans, including transitional housing, veteran rescue, life skills and employment counseling, education, health care, PTSD counseling, substance abuse intervention, legal assistance, benefits counseling, and housing placement assistance.
Michigan Veterans Foundation will be constructing a new facility, Pentagon Design, to be located at Grand River and Forest in Detroit. Architectural Renderings will be on display at Detroit Tough Gym on the day of event.
Tyrone Chatman, Executive Director/CEO Michigan Veterans Foundation recently said “We are extremely excited because this represents a new era for the foundation as it continues to fulfill its mission to proudly serve the men and women who gave of themselves on behalf of this great nation.”
Gerald Acker, Senior Partner of Goodman Acker said, “Each year, veterans both employed and unemployed fall through the cracks and become homeless. That is why, year after year, Goodman Acker and Detroit Tough Gym take the initiative to help honor our heroes and give them the support they need. With your help we can help make a difference in the lives of many veterans! Let us not forget the brave sacrifices our veterans have made to keep us safe and fight for our great nation. Let’s help eliminate homelessness within our Detroit veteran community and let them know their sacrifices have not been forgotten.”
For more information or for participants interested in the run/walk visit http://www.GoodmanAcker.com/CaringForOurVeterans
Donations of gently used or new clothing (i.e.coats, hats, gloves, blankets, shoes etc.) and non-disposable items (i.e. soap, toothpaste and tooth brushes, etc.) will be collected at the event. Items may also be dropped off prior to the benefit from October 11 until November 11th from 9:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. at the Law Offices of Goodman Acker, P.C., 17000 West Ten Mile in Southfield or at Detroit Tough Gym located at 1224 Beech Street in Detroit.
Donations of tangible supplies or monetary contributions will receive a Donation Acknowledgement form for tax purposes.
Tim Horton’s will be providing breakfast.
All Veterans will receive complimentary use of Detroit Tough Gym on the day of the benefit.
About Goodman Acker, P.C.
Goodman Acker, P.C., is a Michigan personal injury law firm based in Southfield. The law firm represents accident injury victims in a variety of areas, including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, dog bites, medical malpractice and more. The firm offers a free, no-obligation case review and represents clients on a contingency fee basis, which means no legal fees or costs until the case is won or settled. It is very well involved in the community and hosts several events each year to help the community it serves. The Law Offices of Goodman Acker, P.C. can be reached by calling 248-483-5000.