The G.I.-Go Fund's Mission to Ending Veteran Homelessness
The G.I.-Go fund is a charitable group started by two brothers and a friend who lost a high school pal while serving in Iraq. That tragic loss inspired them to give back to those who sacrifice their lives for country.
The fund is made up of volunteers who help homeless veterans during midnight missions. They offer a bag of food and clothing to anyone in need and in addition, information about Veterans Affairs housing and jobs programs and health care are provided for veterans.
Anna Kooiman reported that according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, in the year 2011 on any given night there were 67,495 homeless veterans and they make up 14 percent of the U.S. adult homeless population. The G.I.-Go fund has plans in the works to expand their missions to Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia.