Help us help homeless veterans! You’re donation is tax deductible and will go directly into funding the upkeep of our facilities and providing the best possible services to our vets!
AHI is truly blessed to have such incredibly talented and supportive individuals as volunteers. We appreciate their giving their time and talent to help our veterans are they strive to move forward in life!
Thanks to Mr. Bolden’s generosity, one hundred percent of the donations collected from the event will go back to the Center to directly impact those we serve. We cannot thank him and everyone enough for awesome support!
On Thursday, June 12 AHI launched its Birthday Ambassadors effort with a wonderful cake donated by two new volunteers, Cynthia Goodman and Mettilda Holloway. Birthday Ambassadors are volunteers from the community who enjoy baking. They sign up each month to bake a cake that is then presented to our veterans who are celebrating birthdays during that time period.
The veterans who were treated to the inaugural birthday efforts were surprised and thrilled by the kind gesture, and for being remembered. What a wonderful beginning to an exciting effort to help our veterans feel even more appreciated. Thank you to Cynthia and Metila for their loving gesture of support for our veterans!
Please help assist homeless veterans by purchasing food items or other needed items to support the men and women of AHI, a facility that provides housing and support services to nearly 100 homeless veterans each day. Your donation will impact a homeless veteran for a lifetime.
Please consider donating non-perishable items for the AHI Food Pantry. Your donation is tax deductible. Please keep your receipt for tax purposes.
Other needed items include gift cards to purchase items for homeless veterans from such establishments as:
Target, Wal-Mart, Kmart, Payless Shoe Source, McDonald’s, Giant, Safeway, Gas cards, and Recreation cards (e.g., movie theater gift certificates)
When two van loads of teenagers from the First Congregational Church in Chicago pulled up to volunteer at a housing facility for homeless veterans in Southeast D.C. on Wednesday, they never thought that their urban missionary trip would bring them face to face with a 92-year-old veteran who was part of the D-Day invasion of Normandy 70 years ago.
On June 6, 1944, the English Channel was filled with ships, landing crafts and soldiers charging a beach and scaling a cliff in a storm of bullets. Five days after the assault began, it would be time for 22-year-old John N. Miller to fix a bayonet to his weapon and move onto a beach saturated with equipment, bullets and the blood of American soldiers.
Michael joined The Army when he 19 or 20 years old (2008-2010), during OIE/OEF era. He was living in his own apartment at the time. He didn’t have a lot of advisement; being away from his family. He was doing construction and felt trapped. And thought the Army was a good option. Read More
In early July 2012, Candis C., a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, needed housing. She sought support from Access Housing, Inc. Candis explained that a series of unfortunate life events had disrupted the financial security she had worked so hard to establish. She lost her job due to her company’s out-of-state relocation and had difficulty finding a new one. With mounting expenses and no job, she was unable to pay her bills. Her credit score was damaged as a result.
Candis moved to AHI in the summer of 2012. Within a year she had found employment, repaired her credit score, and moved into permanent housing.
She credits AHI’s Lead Case Manager Lucy A. with “being instrumental in pointing me in the right direction.” AHI salutes Candis and wishes her well!