January 11, 2023

Veterans Voices: Female veterans need your help [Citurs County Chronicle]

John Stewart writes:

"The Florida’s Female Veterans Network (FVN) here in Citrus County is a nonprofit organization established by Air Force military veteran Cynthia Henderson to promote unity and camaraderie among women who have served their country in the military.

Members in it have served in all branches of the military and in every conflict from World War II through Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as in peacetime.


As an example, according to the Florida Policy Institute [emphasis added], in 2022 roughly 2,231 veterans were homeless in Florida, and many are food insecure. Additionally, roughly 7 percent of veterans in the state participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program, which can mean the difference between having enough to eat or an empty stomach. That 7 percent number means over 108,000 veterans rely on SNAP to put food on the table here in Florida – more than in any other state."

Read more at chronicleonline.com

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