Archive for Thursday, August 19, 2010

Event to benefit homeless veterans

August 19, 2010


Heavy Weather Films, a Lawrence-based production company, is hosting a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Heart of America Stand Down Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides services to homeless veterans in Kansas City, Mo.

An $8 donation is suggested. For more information, call 816-519-8805, or e-mail


Danimal 7 years, 10 months ago

This is something that everyone should contribute to. A lot of people don't realize that there are somewhere around 350,000 to 400,000 homeless veterans in America. An alarming number of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are becoming homeless as well. The VA used to care for these veterans, but that's ancient history now.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 10 months ago

Between tax cuts for the wealthy, mercenary armies in endless wars, and an unlimited budget for weapons systems, there's just no money left for the cannon fodder once they've been released from the military.

Mixolydian 7 years, 10 months ago

Even on an excellent story like this and a noble cause, you still find a way to dump a unique Bozo duece all over it. Bravo.

Practicality 7 years, 10 months ago

Don't mind bozo, he just believes all soldiers are murderers is all. He called even called a WWII vet who was at Pearl Harbor when it was bombed a murderer. He has made it perfectly clear he doesn't support U.S troops.

RogueThrill 7 years, 10 months ago

Why should I help support the lazy? If these guys would show some backbone they might be able to pull up those bootstraps.


Thinking_Out_Loud 7 years, 10 months ago

Inappropriate, even as sarcasm. You should be embarassed.

RogueThrill 7 years, 10 months ago

No, I am pretty sure it's appropriate. Especially when an any other article that speaks of general aid to the homeless ends up being about how lazy/criminal they are and how we should shift them off onto some other community instead of helping those we can.

Well, here's a news flash: some of those homeless people don't want sheltered near their families... those homeless are veterans. And every single one of those homeless are people.

Thinking_Out_Loud 7 years, 10 months ago

Don't misunderstand, Rogue. I agree with your thesis. I believe your approach is flawed. Marginalizing the vets, even ironically rather than in earnest, is harmful. Perpetuating the rhetoric does little to illuminate its lack of compassion. "I only said it because they said it first" is not a compelling argument. Or, to borrow another expression, "An eye-for-an-eye leaves the whole world blind."

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