Mayor Walsh Calls for Volunteers to Help Thank Boston's Veterans
November 5, 2015
BOSTON - Thursday, November 5, 2015 - Leading up to Veterans Day, the Mayor's Office along with the Veterans' Services Department and Office of Neighborhood Services are calling for volunteers to sign-up for "Operation Thank A Vet," a citywide effort to honor Boston's veterans.
Over the weekend of Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8, hundreds of volunteers will be going door-to-door throughout the City of Boston to personally thank the men and women who have served in the U.S. Military and provide them with the resources available to them as veterans living in Boston.
"I am proud of Boston's strong tradition of honoring our veterans, and appreciate all of the volunteers who have already come forward to donate their time," said Mayor Walsh. "There is no better way to celebrate Veterans Day than to personally thank the veterans in our city who have served our country."
Volunteers will be provided with specific addresses of veterans and packages to hand deliver. Volunteers can sign-up at boston.gov/veterans.
The City of Boston is committed to connecting Boston's military families with the resources and assistance they are entitled to. Earlier this year, Mayor Walsh released "An Action Plan to End Veteran and Chronic Homelessness In Boston: 2015 - 2018," which outlines the City's strategies to transform Boston's homeless response system in order to end veterans homelessness by 2015 and chronic homelessness by 2018.
On Wednesday, the City, along with 11 partner agencies, hosted the first ever "housing surge" for veterans at the Pine Street Inn. Sixty homeless veterans met with representatives to better understand the housing resources available to them.