I contacted a local veteran support group. They needed supplies, like toilet paper, to give to homeless veterans. So I started a food and toiletry drive at my school. I held raffles to raise money for more supplies. Last November, I donated more than 2,000 rolls of toilet paper along with other goods.
In May, I was honored to receive the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. It was nice to be recognized, but I didn’t stop there. I’m still collecting goods. My goal is to create my own organization someday to help homeless veterans.
People in the military fight for our freedom. Veterans Day is a great holiday. But we should be honoring veterans every day of the year.