Sham Sykes, 36, served as a combat Marine for 15 years, including two years in Iraq near Fallujah. He was part of a mobile highway patrol unit that cleared the area of insurgents and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). He was discharged because he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and experienced bouts of depression, paranoia and memory loss.
It is a really good time to address these issues and raise wages across the board because that results in important local economic activity..
The veterans first take a 10-week class on aspects of agriculture and small-scale farming, such as soil management, planting techniques, irrigation and how to deal with insects and mildew. Then they work together to seed, plant, weed, till and harvest vegetables that go to the Clark County Food Bank.
When veteran unemployment dipped earlier this year, experts weren’t sure whether it was a trend or just a blip. That doubt has since been clarifie…
NCHV will end homelessness among veterans by shaping public policy, promoting collaboration, and building the capacity of service providers.
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“We’re asking for $15 because in order to support one person in a one bedroom apartment you need to make $14.88. We don’t make anywhere near that and we’re all on food stamps.”
Chicago artist Gene Pellegrene is used to looking at situations from a novel perspective.
Following a bout with a physical injury that left him in what he called a “rough” emotional and financial state, Pellegrene was inspired by his experience to start a project to to help homeless people in his Logan Square neighborhood.
“They’re more productive than they ever have been and yet that productivity isn’t ending up helping them with their incomes it’s going into corporate profits.”
We are proud to announce our participation in a community wide
Call to Action…Operation:WelcomeOneHome… to reach our goal of a community where if a Veteran experiences homelessness it is rare, brief and only one time within Seattle/King County by December 31, 2015.
We hope that you will join us!
Seattle Stand Down 5
Premier project of One Less Mountain
December 17 & 18, 2015
Registration begins at 7AM
Thursday 8AM to 4PM
Friday 8AM – 2PM
Seattle Central College
Mitchell Activity Center
Seattle, WA 98122