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Ice-T, Kid Rock, Stevie Nicks And Others Work To House 57,000 Homeless Vets

Ice-T, Kid Rock, Stevie Nicks And Others Work To House 57,000 Homeless Vets

by The Daily Eye Team May 28 2014, 12:25 pm Estimated Reading Time: 1 min, 1 sec

Over a dozen celebrities and Cumulus Media have come together to help the innovative, Ohio-based Veterans Matter program kick off a campaign on Memorial Day to help house as many of the 57,000 homeless veterans as possible, as soon as possible. Thousands of veterans are homeless and living on the streets of our nation tonight. Streets where they are being beaten, robbed, even killed. Let?s take care of our own,? says Ice-T of the Veterans Matter campaign to house veterans. Each has voiced public services announcements now airing on Cumulus Media properties nationwide urging all Americans to help our nation?s homeless veterans get housed. Text ?VETS? to 41444 and click through to donate any amount on their credit card. Or donate online at the organizations website, The Veterans Matter program was started in 2012 in Toledo, Ohio, by Ken Leslie, a once homeless activist who had become aware that the primary obstacle facing many local homeless veterans eligible for long-term housing assistance was the lack of a rental deposit. Veterans Matter was created as a simple solution to that simple problem by paying the deposit directly to landlord and has expanded to help house veterans in six states.

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