By: Kyle Daniels
The Rock-Legend and Philanthropist has been a major advocate to help veterans who need a home. Back in November, his nonprofit The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation—donated $500,000 to help open a new apartment facility in Washington DC for veterans who are homeless.
Although the news for the donation was highlighted on CNN—in recent months, the veteran’s apartment complex has been a decade in the making. Additional support was also provided by the nonprofit Help USA, which helps fight homelessness in the United States.
The facility also offers different programs to assist homeless veterans in getting back on their feet, while also providing them with affordable housing.
During a recent interview with CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, he expressed: “Often times, [veterans are] left to deal with PTSD [Post Traumatic Stress Disorder] and the issue of coming back to the workplace after leaving the battlefield… Life as you knew it is going to be different, and sometimes, people need that extra help.”
The JBJ Soul Foundation’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty, hunger and homelessness through developing partnerships, creating programs and providing grant funding to community benefit organizations.
In addition to the veterans complex, the organization has also opened JBJ Soul Homes, a mixed-use facility for the formerly homeless, teens aging out of foster care, and other low-income individuals.