I can honestly state that we were going to lose our home if it was not for the help of Cell Phones For Soldiers. They are dedicated to helping veterans gain peace of mind when they are no longer on the front line.
BOSTON, MA (PRWEB) November 06, 2014
With Veterans Day only five days away, it’s imperative that Americans do more than salute veterans. Active community-wide support is needed for the estimated 21 million veterans, some facing homelessness, eviction and a pile of bills.
In 2012, Cell Phones For Soldiers, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing a lifeline for America’s bravest, introduced its “Helping Heroes Home” program to provide emergency funds to alleviate communication challenges as well as physical, emotional and assimilation hardships. In two years, the program has assisted more than 2,500 veterans in need.
One 34-year-old Army veteran’s apartment burned, forcing him into homelessness for two months. Due to PTSD, this veteran was unable to find work and his unemployment was ending. His request to Helping Heroes Home - assist with his cellphone bill. By making this payment, the former sergeant could continue his efforts to find employment and stay connected with family.
According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2012 Annual Homeless Assessment Report, 62,619 veterans were homeless on a single night in the United States. Furthermore, young veterans are more than twice as likely to become homeless as nonveteran adults of a similar age.
“As these stories demonstrate, veterans need our help,” said Cell Phones For Soldiers Co-Founder Robbie Bergquist. “It’s imperative that we do more than salute our veterans. We need to help them get re-established and prosper. It’s the least we can do in light of their sacrifice to keep us safe and free.”
“Cell Phones For Soldiers was my blessing,” said one Marine veteran. “I can honestly state that we were going to lose our home if it was not for the help of Cell Phones For Soldiers. They are dedicated to helping veterans gain peace of mind when they are no longer on the front line.” Helping Heroes Home funded two mortgage payments to allow this veteran to save his home.
Recently, the wife of a soldier deployed to Afghanistan enlisted Helping Heroes Home for support when her cellphone bill skyrocketed from trying to stay connected to her husband. Despite canceling many of her personal bills, the cost was insurmountable. With the family welcoming a newborn, it was essential to keep the military family connected. Helping Heroes Home paid for the cellphone bill.
Take a stance and support America’s bravest this month and beyond. To learn how you can join Cell Phones For Soldiers’ efforts and donate to the Helping Heroes Home program, please visit http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com. For veterans in need, please apply for assistance at http://www.helpingheroeshome.org.
ABOUT CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS
Cell Phones For Soldiers is a national nonprofit dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans. Founded in 2004 by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist, then 12 and 13 years old, Cell Phones For Soldiers has provided more than 210 million “Minutes That Matter” to deployed troops. Since 2012, “Helping Heroes Home” has provided emergency funds for more than 2,500 returning veterans to alleviate communication challenges as well as physical, emotional and assimilation hardships. For more information, visit cellphonesforsoldiers.com, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest pages.