This past Veterans Day, November 11th, 2014 our
Michigan personal injury lawyers at Goodman Acker P.C. partnered up with Detroit Tough Gym to host a benefit
walk/run and collection drive to help reduce the problem of Veterans’
homelessness in the City of Detroit and surrounding metro areas.
The “Caring For Our Homeless Veterans Benefit” took place from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Detroit Tough Gym located
in Cortkown Detroit.
We were proud to announce that the event was a huge success collecting
over eight truck loads of clothing, coats, blankets, shoes, business suits,
disposable goods and more for its homeless veterans, in addition to monetary
funds donated towards the cause. All donations went to the Michigan Veterans
“I as well as my entire team at Goodman Acker would like to extend
a huge thank you to those who donated or volunteered their time at the
“Caring For Our Homeless Veterans Benefit,” says Senior Partner
and Attorney at Goodman Acker P.C., Jerry Acker.
“We were truly humbled by the incredible turnout at the benefit,
and the amount of donations our community donated on the day of the event
and prior to the event at our Southfield office. Thanks to the community
and the staff at Goodman Acker, we were able to donate tons of clothing,
boots, toiletries, blankets, and more to the Michigan Veterans Foundation.
Our heroes should never be forgotten and this event was a true display
of national caring and respect.”
Homelessness among veterans in the City of Detroit is a serious issue.
Over the course of the past year, there were 1,681 single homeless adults
in our community who were veterans and 102 veterans who were in families (2013 State of Homelessness Annual Report for the Detroit Continuum of Care, Homeless Action Network of Detroit,
January – December 2013). Thirty-seven percent of the single homeless
veteran adults reported being homeless for the first time in 2013 and
sixty-four percent of veterans in families reported being homeless for
the first time in 2013.
The “Caring For Our Homeless Veterans” also received mass media
coverage including local coverage from WDIV Local 4 News, WXYZ Channel
7 News, Fox 2 News, CBS Detroit, WJR, and WWJ radio stations. See below
for Fox 2 News Coverage:
All other local coverage from the event can be found by visiting the
Goodman Acker Video Library.
“Goodman Acker has always been and will continue to be very well
involved in the community. Just like our dedication that our Michigan
personal injury lawyers, paralegals and staff have to helping personal
injury victims obtain the justice they deserve after an accident, we are
equally as dedicated to helping the community.”