Helping a Vietnam vet; saving a marriage
Guy Lee lost his business in 2008. That, on top of his addiction helped plunge Lee and his wife into homelessness until they got some help.
As a Vietnam-era veteran, Lee qualified for assistance from the Veterans Administration who hooked him up with The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center in Portland, Oregon.
The Salvation Army helped him start fresh and even more important, keep his marriage together. The Lees moved from the van they called home for three years into transitional housing where they received intensive case management, life skills classes, recreation and worship opportunities and more.
Click on the image below to watch a beautiful audio slideshow of Lee’s powerful story, photographed and produced by John Docter.
Here’s a look at the yearly statistics from The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center:
180 veterans served with housing, weekly case management and medical services through the VA
18,250 bed nights provided
54,750 meals served
80% of the clients were placed into long-term housing
83% of the clients left the facility alcohol / drug free and increased their income
If you’d like to help a veteran who’s seeking assistance from The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center in Portland, please click here for a link to their page.