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We Care

address:

PROJECT: WE CARE
2269 S. University dr. #322
Davie, FL. 33324 USA

phone: 954.448.5857

WELCOME to PROJECT WE CARE

(A 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit Corporation)

Project We Care Overview

Our group was formed for charitable and educational purposes. Specifically we want to address our nation’s failure to adequately care for the 20% of returning American veterans suffering from PTSD by providing transitional housing and supportive services. However, our efforts will not be limited to the Iraqi War and Afghanistan War combatants, the aforementioned percentage also applies to World War II, Korean War, and the Viet Nam conflict. According to local agencies many of these individuals are homeless. The VA’s own statistics indicated that PTSD was the forth most common service-related disability for service members receiving benefits. Project: We Care is dedicated to creating a “caring” solution to what is becoming a national tragedy.

 

Project We Care, Inc.
( A 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit Corporation )

 

Many of us who live in major metropolises have grown accustomed to the occasional “panhandler”. Lately, at least in Fort Lauderdale, it’s unusual not to see at least one at most major street intersections.  I had grown complacent about their presence. Frankly, I didn’t believe any of the “homeless vet” signs that I came across. To imagine that a veteran could be homeless, was beyond my thought process, until one day I stumbled onto a website discussing the “homeless problem” among vets. As a veteran myself, I was suddenly and unexpectedly faced with a new reality. I remember how emotional I became and I actually began crying. How could this be happening in the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the world? Nevertheless, the problem exists, whether we like it or not. And, we cannot count on the government alone to fix the problem. Its not working! Unfortunately, the problem has been exacerbated by the general consensus that it’s the government’s problem and not ours. We, as a nation, owe our very existence to our men and women in uniform and it is incumbent upon us to respond accordingly.

 

The compelling drama played out everyday on the streets of America, where our veterans, unable to cope with their nightmares and incessant emotional trauma, unable and/or unwilling to seek help on their own behalf, are left to the ravages of the underbelly of our society, often succumbing to the worst possible hate crimes imaginable. The very people who were prepared to sacrifice all, so that we may continue to enjoy the rights our Constitution so eloquently guarantees, rights the majority of the world yearns for, are being ignored by the very Americas they were sworn to protect.  Living in squalor, huddling under bridges and overpasses, suffering the worst horrors imaginable, our veterans are left to their own devices. Their sense of logic, their willingness to help themselves so impaired, that in many cases, they pray for the end to come soon. With no hope for tomorrow, and a system that is structured to help only those who help themselves, and the lack of advocates, America’s heroes are left to ask  – why?

 

I urge you all to help and donate to Project: We Care.

 

Robert Greene

Project We Care, Inc.
( A 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit Corporation )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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