Help Homeless veterans in San Diego

This GoFundMe campaign benefiting Veterans Village of San Diego (VVSD) is the community service initiative spearheaded by SD7, a class of the Ascension Leadership Academy (ALA)
. We (SD7) are a group of 26 passionate individuals leading by example and focused on making a positive impact in our community. The vision of SD7 is a commitment to creating a world of Authenticity, Love, Inspiration, Freedom and Empowerment (ALIFE).

VVSD has been a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, non-government organization since 1981 to address homelessness in San Diego, California. 
We are committed to helping homeless veterans. We will do this by raising $50,000 in 10 days. Donations will go towards creating sustainable supply bags, as well as creating a leadership workshop for veterans at a local treatment center. We will be enrolling volunteers for “Stand Down” which is the largest community outreach program for homeless veterans in the world. At this event we will also be giving all veterans a bag filled with certain necessities for daily living. Our mission and goal is to meet veterans where they are and help them to overcome any barrier that stands in their way of being of maximum success. Our transformational workshop will be aimed at connecting with these veterans where they’re at and empowering them to realize their own potential and step towards it. 

Why Go Fund Me?
Time is of the essence!  We have 10 days to save some lives.

Use of Funds
Lauren Ziessler is a member of the SD7 and was chosen as fulfillment captain and serves as liaison between VVSD (the non-profit) and SD7. Lauren is responsible for distributing funds and all funds raised will go toward the following:
1. Purchase of items for sustainable supply bags (portable water purification systems, hats, socks, sunscreen etc.) to be distibuted directly to homeless veterans at the Stand Down Event in San Diego hosted by VVSD July 21-23rd $20,000 
2. Creation of a year long mentorship programs $10,000 (Lauren will send this money directly to VVSD and $10k will go towards supplies for the program).
3. Any remaining funds (up to $20,000) will be sent directly by Lauren to VVSD (The non-profit).
Please support us in helping our homeless veterans by making a donation today. Thank you! 

Please help spread the word!

 GoFundMe Guarantee

Only donations on our platform are protected by the GoFundMe Guarantee. Learn more.

  • Ben Levitan 
    • $100 
    • 58 mos
  • Justyne Darcera 
    • $20 
    • 58 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 58 mos
  • Laura Hackel 
    • $50 
    • 58 mos
  • Rachel Almeida 
    • $20 
    • 58 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

James Bridges 
San Diego, CA
Lauren Ziessler