Bill O’Reilly promises to solve the problem of homeless veterans

New DirectionsAnd according to Bill, it should be easy, because there aren’t many out there.

What he said:

“We’re still looking for all the veterans sleeping under the bridges, Ed… They might be out there, but there aren’t many of them out there. If you know where there is a veteran sleeping under a bridge, you call me immediately and we’ll make sure that man does not do it.” (video below)

New Directions, a substance abuse program for vets based in Westwood, states that “an estimated 20,000 veterans live on the streets of L.A. — eleven percent (11%) of all homeless veterans nationwide.” This is in line with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs numbers of “about 195,000 veterans are homeless on any given night and perhaps twice as many experience homelessness at some point during the course of a year.”

While they wait for Bill to begin his search and rescue operation, the group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America are asking for people to sign an open letter “urging him to set the record straight.”

In the meantime, groups like New Directions, U.S. Vets, and More Than Shelter are providing thousands of homeless vets in the Los Angeles area with housing and other services.

Now, what we can do to get Bill O’Reilly off the air and where he belongs – perhaps under a bridge?

…h/t Joel John Robert L.A.’s Homeless Blog

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2 Replies to “Bill O’Reilly promises to solve the problem of homeless veterans”

  1. I had to forward this to all my homeless advocate friends. One lady said they heard BO ranting and decided to make him put his money where his mouth is. They were vague, but I think they’re going to send a group of homeless veterans to BOs CT home.

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