LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The Wayside Christian Mission hosted a dinner on Monday night to honor veterans who are now homeless.
“Many come back and they’ve lost their families and their jobs are no longer there,” COO Nina Moseley said.
HUD estimates there are more than 62,000 homeless veterans in the U.S. and about 40% of them are African American or Hispanic.
The Veterans Administration and the Wayside Christian Mission have special programs for male and female veterans as well as their families.
The mission stands by its belief that those who fought for our freedom should have a place to call home.
“It’s just very important that we do what we can to try to get them back on their feet, back to a state of self sufficiency,” Moseley said.
Officials are also asking the community to be aware of anyone who may not have a place to stay with the cold temperatures moving in. To help a homeless veteran or anyone else you can call the mission at 584-3711.