Friday, February 8, 2013

Homeless, pregnant veteran finds support from community

Community comes together to support pregnant veteran
Homeless veteran gets assistance
Mark Christian

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A call for help from a homeless veteran turned into an outpouring of support. Dozens stepped up to help that veteran who's just two weeks away from giving birth.
The pregnant veteran served 12 years in the California National Guard with a tour in Iraq.

"We don't know if it's a boy or girl, we just know it's a baby who needs our help," said Ben Patten of Bakersfield Harley Davidson.

The baby will now come into this world with a roof over her head.

"A nine-month pregnant female veteran came into our office looking for assistance because she is homeless," said Deborah Johnson of the California Veterans Assistance Foundation.

California Veterans Assistance Foundation provided housing for the veteran and put the word out to the Kern County Veterans Collaborative that the woman also needed newborn supplies.
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