A 72-year-old veteran moves home with 100 K Homes
Posted November 16, 2012
By Jake Maguire of 100 K Homes
Calvin, a 72-year-old homeless veteran, lived on the streets of Bethesda. MD for decades. Suffering from heart disease, liver disease and chronic frostbite, research shows that Calvin was unusually vulnerable to death, yet somehow, he continued to beat the odds.
Last year, volunteers with Bethesda Cares, the organization leading the 100,000 Homes Campaign in Bethesda, identified Calvin as vulnerable and in urgent need of housing. Since then, a team has worked tirelessly to help this man who served his country move into a home of his own.
Recently, that work paid off when the Department of Veterans Affairs issued Calvin a special veterans housing voucher. With the help of Bethesda Cares and another local group, Pathways to Housing, he moved into his own permanent apartment and finally broke the vicious cycle of homelessness.
Welcome home Calvin!