I Michael Stacey a U.S.Navy Vietnam Veteran founder/president of Purekraze Events for Veterans I wanted to do something to help other Veterans so I joined other organizations like the VFW, American Legion and 40 et 8 and they do some great things for the veterans like schooling for the children and help with benefits but not what i though was really needed as much as other things, like housing and training on how to make it after military service very little is being done for this.
On February 24th 2014 PureKraze Events for Veterans became a 501 C 3 non profit. founded by Michael Stacey, and co-founders Diann Stacey and J. Ron Powers.
We started looking for things our veterans needed that was in short supply or not available. We kept seeing the homeless veterans, most veterans don't know where to find the help they need so a contact system needs to be done. Some can be found but not enough is out there where veterans can find it. We started checking with the organizations that were helping the homeless Veterans and asking questions like what it took to get into Transitional housing and the lack of affordable housing. We asked questions like what are you doing for these veterans, what works and what does not work and how you fixed the problems. We found that out of 100 people they help around 68% fail within 20 to 30 days out of the 32% that make it pass 30 days only 1% ever get out being homeless. That's not right, our Veterans should be treated better. We asked ourselves why? then we found out it because these places have very little to no support and very little training. long wait times to get into the V.A. system. Some can't wait some just give up. in 2013 the V.A. released a study that covered suicides and showed that from 1999 to 2010 showed that roughly 22 veterans were dying by suicide per day. (That is 8,030 a year) Our veterans deserve better. Our world is changing every day! My hope is that the United States Congress will wake up and pass bills needed to help all U.S. Citizens and Veterans that are now sleeping in the streets of our cities in The United States of America and getting little to no help.
we started PureKraze Support Resources for Veterans was started in 2019 to help veterans get the help they need.
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