|Jared gathers his things before a trek through the cold.|
Last night, we met James, also a troubled vet. Currently, he's living in the woods with some of our other buddies, but he's working through a new CSS/VA program to get a warm place to live. He'll be the first vet to get hooked up through this program--a guinea pig of sorts.
James is involved in the rally that will be taking place today at 3:30pm at Grace Park. The rally is an attempt to show solidarity among the homeless and poor population in Akron--a population often forgotten or demonized. They'd like to catch the ear of Akronites and hold politicians accountable for the growing number of people who are homeless.