SERVING THOSE WHO SERVED
The veterans who served our country with courage and commitment should be welcomed home, treated with dignity and given the resources they need to transition back into civilian life. The fact that so many veterans are homeless or living in poverty is a national tragedy.
To help improve this bleak situation, The Sam Bernstein Law Firm partnered with Volunteers of America Michigan (VOAMI) to help end veteran homelessness and hunger. When funding for the facility’s kitchen was drastically cut in 2018, we increased our involvement by establishing the Call Sam Kitchen for Veterans. Together, we have been restoring veteran housing facilities and providing food and other essentials to help homeless veterans.
The Call Sam Kitchen for Veterans serves hot meals 365 days per year to homeless veterans who have bravely served our nation. It’s a place for veterans to come together and have a sense of community.
"We believe our veterans deserve better treatment after selflessly devoting themselves to serving our country, so we decided to do something to improve their plight," said Mark Bernstein of The Sam Bernstein Law Firm. "Our entire staff, including the numerous veteran family members who work in our office, are enthusiastic about helping veterans through this worthwhile project."
HOW YOU CAN MAKE AN IMPACT
Right now, our veterans are struggling more than ever. COVID-19 has had a profound impact on everyone in an unexpected way. The Call Sam Kitchen for Veterans is no different.
Due to new regulations, the kitchen is in need of additional supplies which come at a higher cost with an increased demand. Volunteer opportunities have also been limited due to social distancing requirements which puts more pressure on the kitchen staff serving the veterans.
Veterans have always worked as a team. With COVID-19 regulations, interaction and communication among the veterans in the kitchen has been more limited which has led to a struggle in keeping veteran spirits up.
An estimated 40,056 veterans across the country are homeless on any given night, without the food, shelter, and support they need to overcome the neglected assistance transitioning into everyday life. At The Call Sam Kitchen, whether you’re volunteering, providing needed supplies or making a donation, you are driving change in the lives of Michigan Veterans. From spare change to spare time, you too can make a difference in your own community. Learn more about what you can do today in the links below:
Adopt a Veteran
Wanting to help in another way? Every year, many homeless veterans face the holidays alone without friends, family or the essential supplies to make their holiday season bright. You can make a difference this holiday season by adopting a veteran through Volunteers of America Michigan's Adopt A Family program. It’s another way we can give back to those who have bravely served our nation.
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