Vetspace Helping Homeless Veterans
One in four homeless people are military veterans. That's why Vetspace, an organization dedicated to helping homeless veterans, is planning a golf tournament at Haile Plantation Golf and Country Club. The organization's leaders say of the homeless population in Alachua County, 17% are veterans. They say many vets return home with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. They often turn to drugs to cope and then can't hold a job. Vetspace leaders say they are trying to end this cycle.
"We help them to plan, six months at a time where they're going to be in two years to save that money so that when they do return to the community, they should never become homeless again," Cheryl Wedgwood (Vetspace Executive Director) said.
The winner of the tournament gets a new car. The event takes Saturday, March 2nd at 12pm. To find out more about Vetspace, click here.
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