EXETER - Did you know that there are approximately 600 homeless veterans in the state of New Hampshire, and that the recent and ongoing conflict zones of Iraq and Afghanistan continue to contribute to the need for housing and other services for veterans?
Liberty House is there to help these men and women who are in Manchester and in need.
The Liberty House program provides honorably discharged homeless veterans with a supportive but structured environment and the respect they deserve to enable them to achieve the self-sufficiency to live independently. Veterans receive meals, clothing, household goods and access to services such as medical care, counseling and job training. While 10 veterans reside at Liberty House, the program provides assistance to some 300 veterans in the Manchester area.
On Mon., May 5, at 1:30 p.m., at Langdon Place, Hampton Road, Exeter, Bill Zarakotas of Liberty House will talk with the Exeter Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) members and guests – the public is welcome – about the services the program offers and how people can help.
The annual budget for Liberty house is $250,000 a year. A Housing and Urban Development grant provides $50,000. The remaining $200,000 must be raised through private donations.
The Exeter Chapter DAR collects food and clothing for Liberty House on an ongoing basis. If you would like to contribute non-perishable food items or Market Basket gift cards to this effort, or learn about other ways to help, please attend the May 5 meeting.
For information about the Exeter Chapter DAR visit http://exeter.nhsodar.org and for information about the National Society DAR go to www.dar.org.