Veterans are holding a vigil at the front door of The Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) in Washington D.C. They need your help.
Over the past several weeks — since October 20 — I have spent many nights on the sidewalk outside of the DVA with veterans as they continue their vigil.
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ve read some of the stories that I’ve filed in these pages about what these guys are attempting to do. If you’ve missed the background, you can click here to get caught up on what’s happening.
Veterans have come and gone and come again to the vigil. They have withstood Hurricane Sandy, law enforcement agencies including The Department of Homeland Security and The Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department and are now braving the cold weather.
One supporter has already bought ten sleeping bags and bivy sacks for the vigil holders.
They still need socks, thermal underwear, warm shoes, gloves/mittens and the other things that make life bearable when you’re literally living in the street to protect the benefits for veterans still to come.
You can show your support for the veterans by clicking the DONATE button at the top or bottom of this page, or by clicking here. The amount you give isn’t as important as the fact that you give.
Please donate immediately. I will be passing the donations on to the veterans Friday, November 23, 2012.