NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Trident United Way's AmeriCorps program is leading an effort to honor those who have served our country and are in need.
A simple click on a mouse or mobile device can go a long way to boost The Veterans Day Essentials Drive. Trident United Way's AmeriCorps members are coordinating the drive which will benefit One80 Place to assist veterans and their families.
Click this Amazon link to see a custom list of essential items which One80 Place needs to help provide to its veteran clients.
“Trident United Way and AmeriCorps loves our veterans and because we appreciate the service they have offered us, we want to have the opportunity to give back to them in a big way, so what we need for you is to partner with us to be able to assist them through our essentials drive," said Latoya Lewis, Trident United Way AmeriCorps team lead.
One80 Place provides homeless and at-risk Veteran families resources to maintain or quickly obtain permanent housing. To ensure each Veteran household receives what they need, services are tailored to the Veteran family needs while helping them quickly secure housing.
Last year, One80 Place ended or prevented homelessness for 661 Veterans!
“We are excited to partner with Trident United Way and AmeriCorps on this Veterans Day outreach,” said Katie Smith, One80 Place director of annual giving. “These donations play a big role in Veterans housing success making the transition from the street to a new home more effective. This drive ensures our clients that their basic needs will be taken care of, so they can focus on the critical steps towards their path of self-sufficiency. “
The Veterans Day Essentials Drive runs now through Nov. 30.
About Trident United Way - Celebrating more than 76 years of service, Trident United Way is a catalyst for measurable community transformation in education, financial stability and health. According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, United Way is America’s favorite charity.
About AmeriCorps - AmeriCorps members serve at local sites where they work with families across the financial stability spectrum of need. As Family Navigators, they address economic hardships and provide financial education by leveraging unique strengths of the Trident United Way system and community partners to make a difference in people’s lives.