As a Veteran who has served honorably twice in defense of our Nation, I believe in the fundamental principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans.
I find it disheartening to see my fellow Veterans, who are homeless begging for change on the streets or subways.
I need your help to provide food, clothing, shelter, and basic services to our American heroes, who for whatever reason, have fallen in life and need our help. I ask for your support and generosity to help bring a better life to Veterans who gave selflessly to defend the freedoms we all enjoy as Americans in the greatest country in the world. If you want to support this important cause please donate what you can and God Bless America."
WE NEVER LEAVE A VETERAN BEHIND
Homeless veterans are younger on average than the total veteran population.
of all homeless veterans are African American or Hispanic, despite only accounting for 10.4% and 3.4% of the U.S. veteran population, respectively
of ALL VETERANS are between 18 and 30
of HOMELESS VETERANS
are between the ages of
18 and 30
America’s homeless veterans have served in World War II, the Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam War, Grenada, Panama, Lebanon, Persian Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq (OEF/OIF), and the military’s anti-drug cultivation efforts in South America. Nearly half of homeless veterans served during the Vietnam era. Two-thirds served our country for at least three years, and one-third were stationed in a war zone.
THE VA ESTIMATES MORE THAN 300,000VETS ARE HOMELESS ANY GIVEN NIGHT
I am Colonel Christopher Mason. I am a 26-year veteran and Senior Officer in the United States Army Reserves. I entered the Army in 1996, after receiving my commission as a second lieutenant from California State University at Fullerton (Claremont Colleges) ROTC program. I have held numerous command and staff positions throughout the 80th, 98th and 102nd Divisions. I served in Operation Iraqi Freedom from November 2006 - October 2007 with both the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Command and the 3rd Prsonnel Command. Prior to this mobilization tour, I served as the Brigade Adjutant with the 3rd Brigade (CM), 102nd Division (MS) 80th Training Command.
My education includes; Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Armed Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College, and USAWC. I have a Bachelors in History (California State University at Fullerton), a Masters in Human Resources Management from Webster University, an MBA and a Masters in Management from Albertus Magnus College, and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army Senior Service College.
Awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (w/ Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (w/Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), National Defense Service Medal (w/Bronze Star), the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Silver Hourglass and “M” Device.
I started this journey to establish a non-profit as a way to help my fellow veterans who were struggling to live the American dream. It is unthinkable that in America, the courageous men and women who volunteered to defend our freedoms are being neglected and forgotten in their time of need and desperation. I want to make a difference to the community, the country and in the lives of our Veteran Heroes who sacrificed so much to ensure that Americans can enjoy the prosperity of our lives and our families.