A place to call home: Lucas Place II
Did you know that one out of every three homeless individuals is a veteran? To me, this is completely unacceptable and hopefully is to you too. Veterans have fought for the freedoms we enjoy and we must do more to support them. Everyone deserves a home to go to each night especially our U.S veterans.
Help is on the way though for many homeless veterans and they will soon have a place to call home. On November 3, Lucas Place II is having their grand opening. Lucas Place II will be a place for our veteran heroes to live and to rebuild their lives. Here, veterans will live in one bedroom apartments and be provided a menu of services tailored to their needs.
There is a real need for veteran housing in our community and I am pleased and grateful that Echo Housing Corporation along with many other community partners is making this available to our veterans. Lucas Place II will also help meet the goals of Project Home, Evansville’s 10 year plan to end homelessness for good.
As a community we must work together to eradicate homelessness. You can help support Lucas Place II and our veterans by participating in the Vets Day 5K Walk, Run, Roll on November 13. This event is being put on by the Student Veteran’s Organization from the University of Evansville, University of Southern Indiana and Ivy Tech Community College.
This will be the first annual run and it is my hope that this will become a tradition. If you can, sign up for this walk and support our veterans. Their service to us and to our country has been invaluable. All proceeds will go to Lucas Place II and you can register at: www.raceit.com/register/?event=6327.