Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Melbourne Homeless Veterans have new place to call home

Second home for veterans opens in Melbourne on Saturday
Group closer to goal of 18 beds available for homeless heroes
Feb 8, 2013
Written by
R. Norman Moody

MELBOURNE — George Gore, a resident of the first transitional home opened by National Veterans Homeless Support, is working on getting back his independence. He and fellow veterans were helping to prepare the organization’s second house for its Saturday opening. It will be the temporary home for four homeless veterans.

“This here is for those who want help,” Gore said as he swept construction debris at the home on Sarno Road. “They helped me. I can give back by helping here. I’m giving back to the community.”

NVHS, which plans to have 18 beds for homeless veterans in four transitional homes by the end of June, officially will open its second home Saturday on Sarno Road. The first opened in December 2011 in Titusville. The purchase and remodeling of the houses are being financed from a $1 million state grant NVHS received last year.
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