OKLAHOMA CITY – Pros 4 Vets (PFV), the new national veterans' advocacy organization based in Oklahoma City, is launching a drive to get warm clothes to homeless veterans.
"We know there are many, many worthwhile causes at this time of year," said Lauren Guhl, Executive Director of Pros for Vets, "But this is the type of project that almost anyone of any means and any age can do to show how much we appreciate their sacrifices."
PFV is also putting together a documentary so everyone will have a chance to know Oklahoma heroes.
"We (Pros For Vets) became aware of the need from Joe Dudley, the local Coordinator of the Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) of the Veterans Administration," said Guhl. "It may come as a surprise to many that a large number of homeless Americans include those who once put on the uniforms of our Armed Services, but it is a fact and there is something we can do to help right now."
PFV is purchasing thermal underwear, winter socks, hats and gloves for the warm clothes drive.
"By no means will this contribute to solving the problem of homelessness faced by those who once served our country, but regardless, there ARE men and women on our streets who were once prepared to sacrifice all for us," said Guhl. "The folks who work at the VA say garments which help to ward off the cold are what the homeless veterans need the most, and we are preparing to answer that need."
Read about these initiatives and learn more about PFV at www.prosforvets.org.