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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Bring our wounded troops in from the street

Bring our wounded troops in from
            the street

Dear Friend,

Did you see the shocking article in USA Today about the sudden increase in homeless veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq?

"Nearly 50,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans were either homeless or in a federal program aimed at keeping them off the streets during 2013, almost triple the number in 2011," the article said.

Not all of these homeless heroes are wounded, but many are. And we must BRING THEM IN FROM THE STREET right now, today . . . and I hope you'll make an emergency donation.

You'll be helping a severely disabled hero who's doing the best he can after his life was turned upside down while fighting the terrorists overseas. Suddenly it's the middle of winter and he finds himself homeless, desperate and even frightened.

One expert quoted in the article says,


"They're coming home to a bad economy. The country is different. Their families are different. They are different.


"Plus they are dealing with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and other issues around mental health."

 

Friend, the bottom line is these troops went to war to protect you and me and our families from terrorism. Because of their injuries their lives will never be the same again. You and I can't change that, but we can help pay for their rent, food and other basics until their government disability checks start arriving.

Here's a painful story shared by one disabled Marine (Wayne H.) who eventually received emergency financial aid from faithful Coalition friends like you.


"I have been struggling so hard since I have gotten out," he said. "I was medically retired from injuries I received in Iraq.


"I was homeless for a while and I could only drink my pain away until I put myself through detox and went to a homeless shelter for vets."

 

Bring our wounded troops in from the
            street


Fortunately Wayne was able to turn his life around and marry his childhood sweetheart. After months of financial struggling they finally moved into an apartment.

Then disaster struck again . . .

"Three days after we unpacked our last box I received a call saying my landlord was not complying with the lease," he recalled. "So after finally giving my family a stable place for 3 months I was told I had 60 days to pack my stuff and move."

For a second time, Wayne recalled, "I found myself wondering if we would have a roof over head."

Eventually Wayne and his wife did find a new home, and then he discovered the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes and received emergency aid for groceries.


"I broke down in tears," he said. "We really needed it more than you could ever imagine."

 

Now imagine 48,000 more veterans of the war on terror who are homeless just like Wayne was . . . and urgently need your help.

Please, Friend, help me BRING THEM IN FROM THE STREET.

You've shown your kindness before. And I hope our wounded heroes can count on you again right now to make a tax-deductible donation of $25, $50, $75, $100, $250 or even $500 or more.

They went to war so you and I wouldn't have to. Here's your chance to do something for them in return.

Sincerely,

Major General
            John K. Singlaub
Major General John K. Singlaub
U.S. Army (Ret.)

P.S. Friend, around much of the nation the streets are frozen solid, so this is an agonizing time to be homeless. Yet as USA Today points out, 48,000 veterans of the war on terror in Afghanistan or Iraq are homeless right now, and they desperately need your help.

Please help me Bring Them In From The Street by making a tax-deductible donation of $25, $50, $75, $100, $250 or even $500 or more right now.

And thanks again for your past support for the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes!

Bring our wounded troops in from the
            street

Bring our wounded troops in from the
            street

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