Serving Veterans for 35 years, the National Veterans Foundation expands to all LA homeless by delivering Survival Boxes containing masks, gloves, food, sanitizer and some personal care items, enough to last 3-5 days.
For 15 years our NVF Outreach van has targeted homeless veterans, seeking them out in encampments under bridges, on hillsides, along the flood channels in the LA basin.
Now our Street Team is pitching in to help all homeless in the LA area. According to the CDC website, “Because many people who are homeless are older adults or have underlying medical conditions, they may also be at higher risk for severe disease.”
Sheltering in place and social distancing is impossible if you’re on the streets. In addition to poor sanitation and crowded living conditions, medical care is not easy to access. These conditions make prevention critical. Our NVF van and its dedicated street team is recognized in places like Skid Row. That’s an advantage that gives us a chance to educate and connect as we deliver supplies. In times like these, a friendly face, even if it’s mask-protected, is a welcome sight.
LA has a homeless population of 50,000 to 60,000. Approximately 44,000 of those people are on the streets on any given night. You can help us reach more at-risk people by helping us fill these boxes and continue to deliver them.
Materials for the Survival Boxes are valued at $50.00. Your gift expands the mission. Donate on our website now. Please be as generous as you can, and thanks for standing with us. www.nvf.org