Local U.S. Veterans will be bringing more awareness to the homeless population in weeks to come.
Over Thanksgiving weekend, members of the United States Military Vets Motorcycle Club (a non-profit organization) will be living outside for 48 hours in a shopping center parking lot in Murfreesboro.
The event, which will take place from 6:00 pm on Thursday, 11/27/14, until 6:00 pm on Saturday, 11/29/2014, is designed to bring public awareness to the issue of homelessness among veterans.
This year, in partnership with Operation Stand Down Tennessee, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Rutherford Co. Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Chapter 7 will host the "Homeless Veterans Awareness" event at H3O Aquatics. The Veterans will meet in the parking lot to camp out at 236 Robert Rose Dr. in Murfreesboro.
Special note from the group about collection of goods:
"We will be collecting monetary donations, 100% of which will go to help OSDTN expand their services into the Rutherford Co. area, as well as material goods (i.e.; coats, boots, blankets, etc.), 100% of which will go to the Operation Stand Down Tennessee Thrift Store."