Absolutely no veteran of our country should be homeless, or without proper clothing.
Sweats for Vets provides sports-team hoodies (other items too) that offer both warmth and pride to homeless veterans across the Greater New England (NY & NC) area by rallying many dedicated volunteers and generous donors.
How did it start?
Just before Christmas 2011, I was volunteering at a Christmas breakfast up at the Veterans' Homeless Shelter in Worcester (run by Vets, Inc.). As I walked from veteran to veteran wishing them a Merry Christmas, I saw a veteran with a Washington Redskins sweatshirt and commented that he was in Patriots' Nation. He quietly responded, "I know, but it is the only shirt I have." This story still brings a tear to my eyes.
Interview with MARK VITAL, Founder & President of Sweat4Vets aired on WMCT-TV.