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 Foundation.
“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.”
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