The entire month of May is dedicated to honoring our military and veterans and showing our appreciation for their service.
Local merchants offered free meals, discounts just for military and vets, a tip of the hat and a civilian salute. Such a fine gesture for sure.
Let me tell you a story about Amanda.
Amanda is a 30 year old disabled veteran.
Her landlord sold the house she was renting in NYC and she hasn’t been able to find a new place to live since. She is now homeless and sleeping on couches, currently her grandmothers.
Her only income is her VA disability (50% rating: $900 a month). She has had 3 heart surgeries over the last year, the last was in March to put in a permanent pacemaker.
Amanda only has $40 in her account so she can’t afford to buy a bike. She reached out to the nonprofit to see if they could maybe take it back and trade it for one that is a bit safer but they never replied.
This is the letter I received from Amanda… we need your help in solving her problem. A decent road bike is $500-$800. Can we count on you? You can donate here, any amount will help!