Linda Andrus, project director for Compassionate Houston, organized the basket initiative when told that veterans were receiving much appreciated housing, but lacked the basic household supplies to make it a home. Though told it might take a year to collect the necessities for 300 veterans, “We just knew we could do it in 100 days,” Andrus stated.
A successful second round of donations for the Adopt-A-Vet program this weekend put Compassionate Houston’s goal of 300 welcome home baskets in 100 days within reach. Compassionate Houston is a coalition of faith-based organizations and private citizens. Their goal is to provide a place to stay, social services and job assistance for chronically homeless veterans in the Houston area.
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