The 25 Cities Initiative started in March 2014, it’s aim was to assist communities that had a high number of homeless Veterans. The initiative’s mission was to help local efforts being made to end Veteran homelessness. The initiative brough to an end in September 2016. Between the start and August 2016 – 29,499 Veterans found housing across the 25 cities involved in the initiative. From January 2015 to the end of the initiative, the 25 citites involved helped house an average of 58 Veterans/month.
A Grateful Nation (AGN), a for-profit organization, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have partnered with Honor 2 Our Heroes (H2OH) to help end Veteran homelessness. The shared goal is to help Veterans comfortably transition from homelessness to permanent housing. The partnership is mutually beneficial as 90% of net profits from sales of AGN bottled and canned water will be donated to H2OH.
Honor 2 Our Heroes (H2OH) is a faith-based organization established by its founder with the intent of utilizing donations and profits received from sales of bottled water, canned water and other items to assist in funding third party faith-based and non-profit organizations who deliver services and goods to homeless and at-risk Veterans, and to organizations that coordinate the provision of homeless services and develop policies and methods for the delivery of homeless services. Honor 2 Our Heroes is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization
Yet, nearly 50,000 men and women U.S. military veterans, who once wore our nation’s uniform and protected our freedom, are now sleeping in our nation’s streets. (2014 Point-in-Time count by HUD, U.S. Veterans Affairs)