A local group seeking to help homeless veterans is asking for donations of recreational vehicles.
“Some veterans receive income, but often it’s not enough to pay for a place and have anything left over,” said Becky Jorgeson of San Luis Obispo, who is organizing the effort.
In addition, she said, “many veterans can’t share living quarters with others due to medical issues. And since approximately 70 percent of veterans are disabled, they can park at state campgrounds for half price.”
Jorgeson said there would be no liability, paperwork, staff, or funding involved.
She said her group has received two donated RVs so far. One went to a previously homeless male veteran, the other to a homeless female veteran who had been on the streets for eight months with her daughter after coming back from overseas.
“All three now have shelter and are safe in their new homes,” Jorgeson said.
She said she is seeking to find an RV for a veteran who is ill with cancer.
She asked that anyone who can help contact her at 234-5478 or firstname.lastname@example.org. She said it is time to “give back to our veterans, who put their lives on the line for us.”