Outreach event for veterans set

Published 11:45 pm Tuesday, August 19, 2014

HAHNVILLE — Veterans Housing Outreach Ministries is hosting a 9/11 Outdoor Benefit for the Homeless, Hungry, Disabled, Senior and Wounded Heroes Housing Project from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 11 at 116 Byrd Lane in Hahnville.

The project features American jazz trumpeter Kermit Ruffins and retired Navy veteran Jerry Forstater, aka “Uncle Jerry.” Organizers said the suggested donation is $25 in advance and $35 at the event.

Veterans Housing Outreach Ministries is reaching out to political leaders, military and civic organizers, grass root organizations, concerned citizens and families to help those veterans in need.

“With our senior, disabled and wounded heroes living on the streets, under bridges and in extreme temperatures, reaching out to our veterans has become more important than ever,” said Lisa Carey, Ministries director.

“We see veterans suffering everyday while continuing to live in unstable, unsanitary and unsafe environments. Anything we can do to create energy for our grassroots movement to help our most neediest vets through this difficult time is not only our responsibility, but an honor.”

For more information, contact Carey at 504-340-3429 or email homeless.veterans66@yahoo.com.