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Independence Day 2021

The Home of the Brave

By Shad Meshad / July 2, 2021

These first days of July usher in summer and lead to our national holiday. On the 4th we celebrate this…

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Gearing Up for the Next Wave of Homelessness

By Shad Meshad / April 8, 2021

HUD released 2020 numbers for the homeless population last month. The numbers were based on a count in January of…

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The Long Days of Isolation

By Shad Meshad / March 24, 2021

Last fall, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Brown said, “The stressors that we have are much different than…

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The NVF Needs a Bigger Bullhorn  

By Shad Meshad / February 10, 2021

On February 6, the Los Angeles Times carried an article by Benjamin Oreskes about U.S. District Judge David O. Carter’s…

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A Perfect Storm – Consequences of Homelessness During a Pandemic

By Shad Meshad / January 16, 2021

As the pandemic continues, the wave building behind it is a tsunami of homelessness as low-wage earners lose ground because…

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The NVF: A Look Back Before We Leap Forward

By Shad Meshad / January 1, 2021

Not all Santas wear red suits. On Christmas Eve, NVF Outreach’s Gerald Hilliard drove our Outreach Van to deliver furniture…

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Spectrum Visits Us

By Shad Meshad / November 2, 2020

On September 30, Pamela Yu, Senior Manager of Communications; Adrianne Sears, Director of Government and Community Strategy Spectrum West Region;…

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A Look Back to the Beginning as We Celebrate Our 35th Year

By Shad Meshad / November 2, 2020

Since 1985 the National Veterans Foundation has been helping vets and their families with our Lifeline for Vets and Outreach…

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