Serving those who served

On Saturday, February 2, Aid Our Veterans is holding a Bull Roast fundraiser at the American Legion Post 148 in Essex. Aid Our Veterans is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization working to help homeless and out of work veterans with programs and services such as housing and job training and placement.

According to Aid Our Veterans, after military service, too many veterans return to the civilian world only to find a lack of jobs in a changing world. Unfortunately, many veterans slip through the cracks and end up homeless or unemployed.

“Our goal is to keep the veterans from becoming homeless and getting the ones that are homeless off the streets. We operate solely on private donations, and we are nationwide. If they served, we help,” said Debra Smith, Director of Aid Our Veterans, located on Eastern Avenue near Eastpoint Mall. “This year the weather has really brought donations down, and we are struggling with so many requests for help. That’s why we need to do fundraisers like the Bull Roast.”……Full Story on The Avenue News!