Homeless veterans receive help in Clarksburg


New facilities and items were donated to homeless veterans on Tuesday.

The Harrison County Elks Lodge 2875 presented Clarksburg Mission with $250 worth of supplies.

Th Mission has renovated new rooms and a community area to provide shelter for Vets who are living on the streets.  

Four Veterans were selected through the VA Hospital Homeless Veteran Program and will be the first to use the new amenities.

The Elks Lodge considers homelessness among Veterans one of the biggest problems facing our country. 

“There are about 45 or 50 thousand men and women living on the streets today that have served in our military.  And, so for us to have a consistently, quality facility for people to come and just be able to lay their head at night and get the resources they need, this is real important to us,” said Chris Mullett, executive director.  

The $250 was received as part of the WV Elks Adopt-A-Veteran grant program.  

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