ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Mayor Anthony Williams is accepting a challenge and launching a campaign to end veteran homelessness in Abilene.
The Mayor’s office will work with the West Texas Homeless Network and its partnering agencies to house and help veterans that may be struggling, so that no veteran would have to wait to receive shelter.
The West Texas Foundation’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families will be participating in the challenge.
“Being a veteran, we always identify those we serve with as our brothers and sisters and so when you see your brothers and sisters in harms way or in need of assistance, you immediately want to provide that assistance in every way you can. My way just happens to be that I can provide housing opportunities for veterans in need,” said Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program Director John Meier.
The number of homeless veterans has dropped from 16 to four since June. Meier says he hopes to sustain that number or make it lower during the challenege.
The Challenge will last 100 days starting Tuesday, October 23.