November 26, 2014

Nebraska first in the nation with Vet’s Town project

Nebraska is leading the nation with a new program aimed at helping our nation’s veterans. The new project is Vet’s Town and Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle stated their goal is to repeat the success of Boy’s Town nearly 100 year’s ago.

Project Homeless Connect Omaha is now in the process of raising $3-million to get the project started. They have two facilities in mind that could house up to 50 people once the doors open and expand from there.

Project Homeless’ long term goal is to have a manufacturing facility where veterans can make products and supply local companies. This will provide a career and needed income for a path to independence.

Mike Fornear with the national Homeless Veterans Project and says they got the idea to team with the Big Ten Conference who agreed to help them with this project. He says, “they expanded their efforts and contacted Dr. Tom Osborne to lead the charge here to make Nebraska the first state in the country to end veteran homelessness”.

Dr. Tom Osborne will serve as honorary chairman of the group’s board of directors.

They hope to raise the needed money within the next several months.