|Humble Beginnings |
VEO was started in July of 2008 by Frantz Fortune, Executive Director, and other leaders who are committed to the fight against Homelessness in the City of Atlanta. From very humble beginnings, VEO was established with the help of Frantzs personal friends, co-workers and family.
Today, VEO wants to expand that circle of friends in order to get support and structure from people in all walks of life, especially those who understand the many problems and challenges that veterans must deal with after they return from war zones. Many have joined the cause simply because they don't believe our heroes should be left on the street without food, shelter, or other assistance.
We see VEO as One Big Family whose desire is to help our homeless veterans. We feel we have to respond to a condition that affects such a large number of veterans in this country. Correspondingly, we envision a secure place where our homeless veterans can be fed, clothed, and sheltered from the elements. We are humbled by the many generous friends who have offered their time and energy, as well as introduced us to their own friends, in order to sustain and enlarge the VEO Family.
We Americans must never forget those who gave up their lives for our freedom. Thousands of soldiers lost their lives serving the United states, and many of the ones who survived are repaid with homelessness and neglect. Please be thankful and kind to our Veterans.
|A Letter From Frantz|
Dear VEO Supporters,
VEO is a place of hope where our community's natural abundance of compassion and resources come together to embrace veterans who are neglected, sick, hungry, and no place to turn in Georgia. My staff and I, are fully committed to serve veterans who are in urgent need of housing with or without the proof of a pre-existing substance abuse issues, medical, physical, or mental disability, in order to receive immediate social services, and supportive assistance.
Our primary goal of working with this group of veterans model reveals a more pragmatic approach to promote reintegration opportunities for veterans who come from the streets of Atlanta. As the CEO of Veterans Empowerment Organization of Georgia, Inc., I am working to develop additional housing units to help more homeless veterans make the transition from lives of poverty and hunger on the streets to lives of productive citizens.
Thank you to everyone who is making this great effort possible. I could not do it without you.
Thank You All.
Frantz K. Fortune
Founder | Executive Director
404-889-8710 | Ext 11
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