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Bridging The Gap of Georgia is a 501(c)(3) foundation that is dedicated to assisting our Veterans. BTG works DIRECTLY with the Veterans on a one-on-one basis - we're NOT a call center. No one in our organization collects a salary - everyone works on a volunteer basis. We don't just listen to their stories and tell the Veterans where to go get help; WE ARE THE HELP. We provide food, and shelter, and educational assistance DIRECTLY to as many Veterans as we can afford to. There is no long, tedious, confusing application process for them. If we have the space available in one of our residential centers, a Veteran is invited to come live at one of those centers that very same day.
Our community can sit around waiting for the government to solve these community-based problems or we can start solving them ourselves. Our government should not be in the business of rescuing people in our own backyard.
We need to solve our own problems and the best way to do that is to help people turn their lives around so that they too can have the dignity of becoming productive members of our communities.This is a national problem and one that we can tackle and end - quickly, if we will just all come together as a nation, as churches, as employers, as mentors, and as people to give others their greatest opportunity to overcome lost chances for success in a world where they feel hopeless, lost, and alone. We have to recognize and resolve this problem - not avoid it. With all of the troops returning now from war zones, the Veterans Administration believes that homelessness among our veterans will substantially rise over the next few years, and this is a fact that we just can not begin to understand. Homelessness in itself is something that we need to all rise up against, but Veteran Homelessness is something that we should not tolerate as a nation.