Jon Bon Jovi through his JBJ Soul Foundation has donated $500,000 to help build a new apartment facility in Washington, D.C. for veterans who are homeless.
His work was highlighted in a recent piece on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper” where Bon Jovi talked about issues veterans face explaining that they are often left alone to deal with the PTSD developed during their service.
“Often times, [veterans] left to deal with PTSD [Post Traumatic Stress Disorder] and the issue of coming back to the workplace after leaving the battlefield…Life as you knew it is going to be different, and sometimes, people need that extra help.” The rock-star said.
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) November 8, 2019
The Washington DC complex has been in the making for a decade. The JBJ Soul Foundation also had help from nonprofit HELP USA,whose goal it is to fight the issue of homelessness in the U.S.
The facility will not only provide veterans with affordable housing, but will also offer a host of programs aimed at getting them back on their feet.
The opening of this veterans facility comes just after the release of the new Bon Jovi song “Unbroken,” which is featured in the documentary To Be of Service. The documentary chronicles veterans with PTSD, the challenges they face and how their service dogs helped change their lives.
All proceeds earned from the song will benefit the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation, helps veterans and former first responders find loving service dogs to assist them following active duty.
This is not the first time the JBJ Soul Foundation has built homes for those in need.
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@jbjsoulfoundation is proud to support veterans. Our recent partnership with @helpusa brings permanent supportive housing to veterans at Walter Reed in Washington D.C. Watch @jonbonjovi discuss the new facility with CNN’s @jaketapper: https://cnn.it/2CyoWZl Learn more: https://bit.ly/2O1ZGjj #happyveteransday🇺🇸 #thankyouforyourservice
In the past, the organization opened JBJ Soul Homes, a mixed-use facility for the formerly homeless, teens aging out of foster care, and other low-income individuals.
Way to go Jon Bon Jovi! You are truly a kind man with a huge heart.
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