Meet Perry Neva...90 years young, in great health physically and mentally, and recently homeless.
I met Perry as a result of a post on Nextdoor.com. Perry is a fixture in Montclair and the surrounding neighborhoods. When he became homeless, the post on Nextdoor spurred the initial interest in helping Perry secure housing and as a result, this Go Fund Me page was created.
Perry is a veteran of World War II and the Korean War and has been a Denver CO resident for many years.
For the past 2 to 3 years, Perry has had a difficult time making ends meet and finding housing that he can afford. He has managed by renting a room or finding a roommate, which has resulted in moving from place to place without having a stable housing arrangement.
In early February 2018, Perry became homeless. It is truly heartbreaking to imagine being 90 years old and homeless.
Perry stayed at the Denver Rescue Mission at night (not for the faint of heart). During the day, Perry went to the Senior Service Center or to his favorite Starbucks, where he is known as "The Mayor of Starbucks". Perry does not have a car and uses RTD or walks, weather permitting.
Staying at the Rescue Mission was taking a toll on Perry. In his first week there, he had his lap top, cell phone and winter coat taken, along with his prescription medications.
Through a neighborhood effort, money was raised to pay for an Airbnb for Perry through March 31st. Starting April 1st, Perry will be renting a studio apartment for $725 monthly. This requires a security deposit and first month in advance, which will take his entire Social Security check.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
The $8700 goal represents 12 months of rent @ $725 monthly. This would give Perry certainty of a secure place to live for the next year and allow him to pay for doctor visits, prescriptions, groceries and other expenses. Funds in excess of the $8700 goal will be used for additional months of rent and to set up an Uber account for Perry for times when public transportation is not an option.
Your financial contribution will give this Veteran a safe place to live and make an enormous difference in his peace of mind. He is a warm, engaging gentleman with AMAZING stories to share.
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