Homeless veteran pedals to raise funds for vets pets group

  Homeless veteran Harold Palmquist says he’s confident he’ll rejoin the workforce one day. For now, he is happy with his life, bicycling across the country with his canine pal, Daisy, and raising money for the veterans organization that helped the traveling duo. Palmquist, 48, passed through Elizabeth City on Saturday and stopped at Mariners’…

Homeless veteran biking across country for charity 

Homeless veteran Harold Palmquist has traveled over 5,000 on his bike with his dog Daisy. Palmquist is raising money for Veterans and Their Pets. The group helped him keep his dog when he wasn’t allowed to bring her into a shelter. “They fostered my dog for me,” he said. “They kept us together, so she had her homeless shelter,…

Backpacks with necessities helping homeless vets

For the past four months, volunteers at the Havasu Community Health Foundation have been covertly dispersing backpacks around town that are filled with bottled waters, shampoos and packaged tarps, among other items. The purpose of the organization’s backpack project is to supply homeless veterans with the supplies they need to survive Lake Havasu City’s harsh…

Formerly homeless veteran gives back at Hines VA pantry 

Sunday is the kick-off of National Volunteer Week and all week long you are encouraged to get out into your community and get involved.We caught up with one local veteran that already spends much of his time volunteering and he is making us Chicago Proud.Bob McMahon is counting his blessings because after serving our country…

Homeless veterans keep warm with quilters’ help

Piquette Square in Detroit is a 150-unit apartment complex dedicated to helping homeless veterans get back on their feet. The Farmington Library Quilters are doing their best to make sure the veterans stay warm while they’re doing it. The quilters are about to deliver the latest round of quilts they make for Piquette Square, something…

Former homeless man gives back to those in need

Tracy Gebeaux, founder of Jax Beach Brother’s Keeper, spends every Sunday giving to the homeless. He gives almost anything – food, socks, shirts and anything else a homeless person might need. Source: Former homeless man gives back to those in need

Homeless veterans take refuge at Arizona encampment

A camp in Tucson, Arizona, serves about 20 homeless people, the majority of them U.S. military veterans seeking shelter, food, camaraderie and refuge from the streets. The camp, run by the group Veterans on Patrol, has grown with the help of donations from local companies and residents. Mitchell Riley reports for Arizona Public Media. Source:…

Housing offers hope for homeless veterans

A new apartment building on the St. Cloud VA Health Care System campus aims to provide permanent housing for veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The Linden Grove Veteran Apartments on 12th Avenue North has 37 furnished apartments, including studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. It was a public-private partnership between the VA…