(WINDSOR, ON) – Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada is hosting its second annual Coast to Coast Tour of Duty in communities across Canada on Saturday June 10 at 1:00pm. The VETS Canada Coast to Coast Tour of Duty is an annual, national event aimed at locating and assisting veterans in need and encouraging dialogue at the local national level regarding veteran homelessness.
VETS Canada, a national charity and service provider of Veterans Affair Canada, has assisted more than 1,600 homeless and in-crisis veterans since 2010.
“At VETS Canada, we are boots on the ground, locating homeless veterans and getting them off the streets and back on their feet,” said Jim Lowther, VETS Canada Co-Founder, CEO and president. “The Tour of Duty allows us to locate veterans in crisis from coast to coast while also raising awareness of the issue of veteran homelessness. We strive to build a better understanding of our mission within the larger community. We are here to help.”
Walks will be led by teams of volunteers in seventeen cities, including Windsor, Chatham, Toronto, Ottawa, and Thunder Bay in Ontario.