Most everybody in Boulder County has some awareness that veterans struggle with much higher rates of homelessness, unemployment, and suicide than the general population. Residents have heard about PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury and the high rates of alcoholism among veterans.
No matter what political positions people hold about current military conflicts, most people sympathize with the struggles that many veterans and their families face.
On Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, there is a great way to help veterans with HUNGRY FOR CHANGE. It is fun, supports local restaurants, and makes a huge difference to many veterans and their families. All you would do is go out to eat a great meal at one of the participating twenty restaurants throughout the count y – Boulder, Longmont, Louisville, and Lafayette. These restaurants are listed in an advertisement in the Daily Camera on Veterans Day.
Fifteen per cent of all sales at these restaurants on Veterans Day will go to Veterans Helping Veterans Now, a Boulder County nonprofit that builds healthier lives for veterans and their families.
Services at Veterans Helping Veterans Now include a drop-in Center, rides to the VA, therapist-facilitated support groups, one-on-one supports, educational programs, and much more.
Just by eating some great food at a wonderful restaurant, you will be helping veterans on Veterans Day.
Thanks for thinking of local veterans and their families on 11/11/11.
Co-Director of Veterans Helping Veterans Now