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Veterans Service Challenges:

Humanity Rising Veterans Service Challenge:

Tell us your Veterans service story for a chance to earn a college scholarship.  Open to students across the country.  You can submit a new / updated story once every three months.  CLICK HERE to submit your Veterans service challenge story.

Did You Know?

  • The unemployment rate of post-9/11 veterans is over 6%
  • Veterans make up 12% of the adult homeless population.
  • Many homeless veterans end up living on the streets for 8-9 times the length of their deployments.
  • 70% of homeless veterans suffer from substance abuse
  • 50% of veterans experience mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder.

Sources: https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-veterans

What You Can Do

  • Sign up for a veterans’ cause campaign at www.dosomething.org/campaigns
  • Help local veterans in your neighborhood through soldiersangels.org
  • Spend time helping at a Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital. Find one near you at www.va.gov/directory/guide/home.asp?isflash=1
  • Give back to veterans by assisting them by running errands for them or doing their yardwork.