Liam C. California

Veterans Need Rights

The veterans who fought in wars are going homeless and many are hungry. We need to help them get back on their feet.

Dear future President,

There are many Veterans that are homeless and hungry that need your help so they can live the life that they deserve to have.There are many people who live in nice houses with lots of food, but the people who fought, veterans, are not living a good life because they are homeless and hungry.

The veterans, who fought in wars, are homeless because they can’t sustain themselves. Out of all the veterans 11% of them are homeless, which means that 10.4% of all homeless people are veterans. However, there are roughly 1.4 million veterans that are almost homeless. A way to possibly fix this problem is to slightly raise taxes, just a little bit, so we could give money to help build shelters for veterans or people could donate money to VA foundations that help save over 150,000 veterans a year. However, veterans being homeless isn’t the only problem.

Veterans are also going hungry because they don’t have enough money to buy food. Not only are the 130,000 homeless veterans going hungry but there are also 3 million veteran families that don’t have enough food. A way to fix this is by not only feeding it some of the tax money but to also have people donate to Feed our Vets, because this foundation helps feed the vets and if everybody just donates a little bit of money the veterans will be fed in no time. Even though I believe we should help them some people may oppose.

Some people may believe that more taxes will make America even harder to live in and that there are enough organizations to help homeless and hungry people. I do not believe this is true because yes there are a lot of taxes and organizations to help but not all of the food goes to the veterans. America have several taxes to help homeless people but that is all homeless people in general and not specifically for veterans. Also, foundations like food bank collect food for hungry people but not for veterans and the veterans should get food because they fought for America so they should at least have food and a place to call home.

In conclusion, I hope you will help this cause because veterans deserve a nice life after they fought. I believe that all veterans deserve a place to call home and some food on their table. I hope that you donate to certain foundations so veterans can live the good life that they have earned.


Liam C.

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“Feed Our Vets Offers Data to US Government on Veteran Hunger.” Feed Our Vets Feed Our Vets Offers Data and Information to US Government About Hunger and Homelessness Among the Nations Military Heroes Comments. Web. 4 Nov. 2016.

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