Help Homeless Vietnam Veteran

Help Homeless Vietnam Veteran

From John Smith

I'm raising money for a homeless Vietnam Veteran who lives in his car in an abandoned body shop parking lot. He fought in South Vietnam in the 1960s. I want him to know how much the community appreciates his service.

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Today, while I was on my commute home, I saw an elderly man (about 60s or 70s) walking down the street alone. With the windspeeds being as high as they are, I stopped and offered him a ride. He respectfully accepted and as anyone would, I expected to be taking him to a house. Instead, he gave me directions to an abandoned body shop where there was only a car sitting on cinderblocks. I asked him his name as he exited the truck, but I don't believe he heard me. He climbed into the car and began looking through multiple trashbags containing his belongings, looking for warmer clothes. With Christmas coming up, I would like to be able to do something that makes a positive impact on this man's life. He wasn't being hard on himself, he was extremely friendly, and an all-around nice man.

He served in South Vietnam in the 1960s. He's missing multiple fingers, he doesn't seem to be getting any assistance from the government. When the people in Vietnam came back home they had little to no support, they were harassed almost daily. I would like for him to have some support now. No one deserves to be living out of a car, especially on Christmas. I know times are hard for everyone right now, but if you could please do what you can I'm sure it would make this man's day. If possible I would like to beat my goal so we can show this man how much we appreciate his service and sacrifice for this country.

ALL donations will be given directly to this man. If you are a Christiansburg local and have any items you would like to donate please reach out. Thank you all for donating.

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