Have you ever found yourself in a difficult situation in life and wished you had a guardian angel to extend a helping hand? Do you share a sense of gratitude for the men and women of our Armed forces that stand guard as we go about our lives enjoying our freedoms? Ever feel that you could share someone’s burden and make their lives just a little better? Nobody in America should suffer from homelessness and food insecurity. Here is an opportunity for you to share your blessings with our friend, Alex T.
Who is Alex?
Alex, a former Military Intelligence Soldier is staring into the abyss of a homeless and uncertain life, at the moment. He served honorably in the Army from 2009-2012 including a tour of Korea as an Intelligence Specialist. He sustained injuries in the line of duty and had to medically retire from the service.
Why does Alex need help?
Alex is homeless and is currently staying at a VOA shelter in Los Angeles, CA. He goes to school in Pasadena but does not have money for the commute in addition to living expenses. He would like to move to Pasadena and rent an apartment closer to school so he can minimize his commute and focus on his GI-bill education to get a BS in Kinesiology. He spent his precious savings caring for his disabled mother, herself a former Marine NCO, moving her to an assisted-living facility. Additionally, he had many surgeries himself and continues to address his health issues, while waiting to be prioritized by the Veterans Administration. He has suffered from deep depression that stems from an uncertain future and continues to struggle with insomnia and bipolar disorder. He needs YOUR help.
What does Alex need?
He needs enough money to rent an apartment and get back on his feet. We believe a total of $7500 will help Alex rent an apartment, focus on finishing out his semester, and start getting his life back on track. Within 90 days, Alex should be able to focus on getting his priorities in order and be on a path to success. We are working with him on creating a budget and finding him part-time work to pay his bills. A long-term plan takes time and patience.
Will you please join us in helping Alex so he can contribute to a better world?
How will Alex pay it forward?
Alex has also been coaching high school baseball in Greater Los Angeles area. He loves baseball and is heavily involved in coaching his students to a successful college or professional careers. He would like to continue doing this, especially with veterans and disadvantaged youth. Public service is ingrained in his DNA and we believe he has great potential to make this world a better place.
Alex and his Baseball Team
Alex and Mom
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