Nomad in America

..dogs on the edge of civilization Jean Andre Vallery Author Writer

Here is a starting point!

3 years tweeting this message via @iamjeanvallery since June 19, 2012 resulted in only less than 2500 views to look for homeless veterans.
As american citizens we are responsible for taking care of the homeless veterans in the USA. We can not leave this up to a government program to seek out and assist with compassion these neighbors, sons, daughters.
I ask an plead with you as human beings to get together as families an groups of volunteers to search.
homeless veterans all have a common issue, there are trying to run, run from the pain, whatever that pain may be. It’s not our mission to discover what that pain is. It’s our responsibility to find them.
Read the following an use it as a basic guideline. Improvise overcome adapt your methods

We need to be in touch with veterans nationwide! To be a pro-active force to search out and assist any veteran that is homeless! Even just a pack of cigarettes and a warm smile.

There are thousands of veterans from all armed forces that served in country or not living out on the edge of civilization. One small problem, even with all the programs available via national organizations there are still vets out there. National organizations need in the field data. In the field compassion is better than data.

It would be best though when your out looking for veterans take a cellphone and send a twitter with your location. Enable the GPS for your location. That way other veterans can stop by and check up on the vet you just ran into or start from there to find them again.

We also being ex army /navy medics can pair up or headout willing to assist in searching for homeless veterans. Combat medics were/are the most trusted by veterans.

We need to look in all locations, from river banks to alleys. Behind or under bridges also in railroad yards where hobo jungles are located. Under pieces of cardboard, behind trees and shrubs. In abandoned vehicles alongside of highways. Empty and damaged buildings that are boarded up.

The most important thing is to keep looking, you might help prevent a death or injury to a vet. This is about compassion not pity. A warm smile an look in the eye!

I would suggest you come upon them with a little respect. you are a predator to them. sorry thats the way the streets are, can’t change survival mode. It would be good to buddie up with another vet when looking. Start with casual discussion an ask how are they doing today, ask if you can sit and spend a little time enjoying being there with them. Soon or later you will find out by being friendly if its a vet by the terms we use. example chow, or fnnnn this an that. use your gut. also the word will spread like wildfire on the street that you are out there. so watch for the posers and the sneakup on ya bash you in the head diversions.
Understand the system your working with and you’ll see the vet has no respect for the VA hospital.

Share this page with everyone, we can make a diffrence.

LEAVE NO BROTHER OR SISTER BEHIND

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16 comments on “Here is a starting point!

  1. Jean Andre Vallery
    June 22, 2012

    Please feel free to openup discussion about how to find and what can be done to help homeless veterans

  2. Jackie LeVan DeWitt
    July 18, 2012

    Roger that dawgrunner. This old Marine is on board with this project.

    • dawgrunner
      February 14, 2013

      thank you . need 1000’s of followers to spread the word

      • Diane Lawrence Dykstra
        May 16, 2015

        Jean, do you remember a former class mate, Sharon Lawrence? This is Diane, her sister. Please friend me on Face Book.

        • dawgrunner
          May 20, 2015

          I tried to contact you through Facebook with no luck, are you or someone else trying to find me?

  3. awiss420
    September 6, 2012

    Us army vet is homless but would be glad to help

  4. Susan Reeder
    February 13, 2013

    I have always found this UNACCEPTABLE!! No veteran should EVER be homeless!! When will the Government ever do anything!! I Thank ALL OUR VETERANS!!

    • jean andre vallery
      February 14, 2013

      We can only do what We would want for ourselves. a kind word, a smile. listen to them pour out their disappointment, hurt or disbelief.

  5. Tracie
    February 14, 2013

    How can I help with your endeavor? I will do what I can.

    • dawgrunner
      February 14, 2013

      just retweet the message that links to here. thank you for your help. I do need 1000’s of followers first contact your followers

  6. Sgt Dawg
    February 16, 2013

    This is outstanding. I’m on board. Is there a protocol to use when approaching someone believed to be homeless Vet? Do you just approach them and say “Are you a Vet”? Expecting them to be honest about it? You may have already posted guidelines and I just haven’t seen them yet.

    • dawgrunner
      February 16, 2013

      I would suggest you come upon them with a little respect. you are a predator to them. sorry thats the way the streets are, can’t change survival mode. It would be good to buddie up with another vet when looking. Start with casual discussion an ask how are they doing today, ask if you can sit and spend a little time enjoying being there with them. Soon or later you will find out by being friendly if its a vet by the terms we use. example chow, or fnnnn this an that. use your gut. also the word will spread like wildfire on the street that you are out there. so watch for the posers and the sneakup on ya bash you in the head diversions.
      I’m available to be on the phone but won’t give it out but will allow vets to call about a VA ambulance to pick them up. Understand the system your working with and you’ll see the vet has no respect for the VA hospital.
      Jean Andre Vallery

      • Sgt Dawg
        February 16, 2013

        Thanks for the reply. I agree, it’s safer and better if we go out in teams of two. And I won’t go unarmed. I live in a small town, so you don’t see many homeless around. Less opportunity for them here. But I will definitely be more vigilant in the future. You’re doing a good thing here. I wish you Godspeed and the best of luck. God Bless and keep you safe brother.

        • dawgrunner
          February 16, 2013

          Thank you. Oh, you would be suprised of the amount of homeless veterans in small towns. some live for a while with a friend then a family member but never really on there own. Some veterans that arn’t homeless refuse to go to the VA hospital because of the crass treatment they get and the 6 months wait times for an appointment. Some appointments are fast, however a specalized refferal to another type of doctor might take them out of the state. No transportation to get there or to pay for the gas. VA van will take them if they have a service connected appointment witha two week notice before the appointment. Travel pay is available after the appointment and any money for gas is sent to a checking account of the veteran. not cash in hand anymore. There is a lot going on that the common person doesn’t see about the VA hospital . Travel pay for service connected appointment have to be approved

  7. xBADD1x
    March 16, 2013

    I have watch my brothers die beside me in believing we where saving usa our freedom and honor our brothers in arms. WE HAVENT ! i am with you boys to the end …

  8. how are the apps working ? we need our own site so we can organize groups and lets get our brothers and sisters. lets do it twice a week / to start – retired ARMY..ARMOR SPECIALIST HERE

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