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4th Annual ‘Homeless Veterans Awareness Campaign’ Kicks Off

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People across Central PA are coming together to raise money and awareness for veterans in need.

It’s all part of the Fourth Annual ‘Homeless Veterans Awareness Campaign.’

The event, hosted by the VFW Post 23 of Lebanon, kicked off Friday at 6:00 a.m.

Over the next 30 hours, volunteers including high school students as well as veterans from all branches of the armed forces, will temporarily go homeless to show their support and raise awareness.

They’ll be stationed at three locations across Lebanon and will collect donations around the clock until Saturday at noon.

The three locations are: Fisher’s Veterans Park,  9th and Cumberland Street in front of the Farmer’s Market sign, and the White’s Harley Davidson lot located at 1515 East Cumberland Street.

All the money raised will go to local programs and charities that directly support veterans in need.

Donations can also be made electronically through PayPal.Me and GoFundMe.

Social workers from the Lebanon Veterans Administration Medical Center will also be on site at the 9th and Cumberland Street location to provide assistance and information for veterans and their families.