From Homeless Veteran to Veteran Volunteer

September 10, 2019: “Hello, My name is John. My story is like many of my brethren. I am a Veteran of the U.S. Army. I saw deployments while I was in. When my E.T.S. was up, instead of going home to my family, I went to the streets of Akron, Ohio. There I lived, for three years. I would send letters to tell my family I was alright, but I was not. Then, I met a fellow Vet who told me about the Summit County Stand Down and how it helps homeless Vets get help they need. I came to the program and found the help I needed. Now, five years later, I am back with my family, and now this year, I am helping the same group that helped me, but now as a 1st year shepherd.”