I Am Waters Foundation Spends July 4 Honoring Homeless Vets | Houston, Texas | ABC 13
HOUSTON (KTRK) — Life is not easy for servicemen and women when they return home after months, even years of war.
Fortunately, there are many organizations to help them. Now one group is using something as simple as a bottle of water to inspire our vets.
The government estimates more than 100,000 veterans are homeless. They live on the streets or in transitional housing, and while many of us take it for granted, they don’t have easy access to the most basic necessity–water.
For this group of veterans, the Fourth of July festivities were inside with bingo, barbecue and plenty of water.
Capping off a week of deliveries to 15 homeless shelters, the non-profit I Am Waters Foundation worked this holiday. It stopped at U.S. Vets Inc, a transitional housing program for veterans, some homeless, to provide its bottled water with a side of inspiration.
“You look through it and it spells something right there,” Army veteran Dave Denney said.
Denney’s message — dream. The bottles come with three others, single powerful words that founder Houstonian Elena Davis believes resonate.
“It makes them feel like somebody on the outside knows that they’re there,” Davis said.