Bon Jovi helps homeless veterans

The American Legion Post 107 and Hoboken City Councilor Phil Cohen today announced that the non-profit Hoboken Post Veterans Center has received a $ 100,000 grant from the JBJ Soul Foundation, founded by Jon Bon Jovi, as the Post creates new housing and support services to provide homeless veterans. with a place of their own.

“The JBJ Soul Foundation is dedicated to continuing its work with veterans, addressing the issues of hunger and homelessness, and we are all inspired by the Veterans Center of Hoboken,” said Jon Bon Jovi. “The Center is not only expanding with 18 additional furnished units, but also providing services, including physical and mental health care and employment opportunities for these struggling veterans. This is exactly the kind of mission and positive impact that the Foundation is proud to support. “

After its headquarters in Hoboken were demolished by Storm Sandy in 2012, the American Legion Post 107 rebuilt a flood-resistant facility that includes six affordable housing units for homeless veterans. In a statement, the publication said that by adding 18 units, the Veterans Center will be poised to substantially and permanently reduce homelessness among veterans in Hudson County. For more than a century, the post has served those who have served their country.

According to a press release: since 2006, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation has partnered with organizations and communities to break the cycle of hunger, poverty and homelessness through grants and the creation of sustainable programs and initiatives . The JBJ Soul Foundation has helped provide support to more than 700 affordable and supportive housing units in 11 states for thousands of people, including youth and veterans. Its mission also includes serving hot, nutritious and culinary meals at its JBJ Soul Kitchens across New Jersey to address food insecurity issues. The Kitchen uses a “pay it forward” model asking diners to contribute either through volunteer hours or through a donation for their meals.

To support the Veterans Center of Hoboken, visit Hobokenlegion.org/give or send a check (payable to the Veterans Center of Hoboken) to 308 2nd Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030.

The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Doyle. All opinions expressed are those of Bill Doyle.

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