Homeless Marine & College Student Needs Your Help

Cole Thomas is a 26 year old college student who just finished serving 5 years in the United States Marine Corps. He spent all of his savings on school expenses and furnishing a new apartment. Cole had just settled into civilian life when Category 5 Hurricane Laura completely destroyed his apartment and belongings, as well as much of the city of Lake Charles. Now homeless and with no money left in savings, he is struggling to get back on his feet again. Cole is such a happy and ambitious person who brings positivity to everyone he encounters. He has had a lot of setbacks and was excited to finally get back to a normal routine and finish his Bachelor's Degree. Any donation, big or small, would be so appreciated and needed. He deserves a helping hand after everything he has been through and after all he has given to our country.


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Catherine Lapoint 
Austin, TX
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