Organization Working To Find Homes For Homeless Veterans

We've seen many "Welcome Home" celebrations for members of our military, but what happens when the flags, fire trucks and friends are gone?

Mark Luckhart spent three years on a Navy ship in the '80s touring the world, but when he came back, there was no place to call home. Living on $600 per month and with no job, Luckhart says his life took a dark turn. He became addicted to heroin, found himself homeless and began suffering from both mental illness and diabetes.

And just when things were looking their worst, Cara Colantuono walked into Luckhart's life. Colantuono, the granddaughter of two veterans, is a social worker who started an organization called Support Homeless Veterans. Her group is dedicated to finding homes for homeless vets, and uses donations to provide for their food, clothing, transportation and even medical visits.

Luckhart now lives in a home with three roommates, and, like fighting on the front lines, they all watch out for each other. Best of all, for the first time since his return in 1988, Luckhart says he feels at home.

The Mission:

‘You’re hired!’ There is no greater way for a business to say thank you to our courageous servicemen and women than providing them with a job.  The mission of Helping Heroes Work is to raise awareness for the responsibility we all share in helping our returning veterans begin this next critical phase in their lives. More