Compassion Campaign of San Diego Veterans For Peace still needs donations

By Gil Field
San Diego Veterans For Peace

The Compassion Campaign of the San Diego Veterans For Peace continues into its second year and is providing urgently needed sleeping bags, stuff-sacks and ponchos to both veteran and non-veteran homeless folks in downtown San Diego. There are 9,000 homeless people in San Diego County.

Veterans were downtown last Saturday and gave out 75 bag sets, assisted by “Outreach For Humanity” and representatives of Home Depot and Pepsi.

Veterans were out last night, will be out tonight and tomorrow night giving out the last of our most recent order of 52 bags sets.

With the opening this past week of the Veterans Tent (150 beds) and the Alpha Project Public Shelter (225 beds), we are focusing our outreach on those who do not make it into these facilities at 8 p.m. when a lottery takes place for the last few beds. Imagine that you have to be in a lottery at 8 p.m. to get a bed each night, and that many nights you do not get one and then go back onto the street to sleep.

Since Nov. 1, with your donations, we have given out 177 sleeping bag sets, donated clothes, food, bottled water, and kind words to those on the street.

It is cold out there …. often high 30s to low 40s at night. Rain is expected this weekend.

This year, thanks to the Coleman Company, $27 buys a sleeping bag, waterproof poncho and nylon stuff sack.

All donors receive a beautiful thank you card (makes a great holiday gift) and a 501-C-3 receipt for tax purposes.

The San Diego Veterans For Peace thanks you again for your past support and asks you to consider a donation during this holiday season.

For more information on the San Diego Veterans For Peace and its Compassion Campaign, visit

To donate, make out checks to the San Diego Veterans For Peace and mail them to Treasurer, 11575 Caminito La Bar #23, San Diego, CA 92126.

Related posts:

  1. San Diego Veterans Group marks second year helping the homeless
  2. Carmel Valley resident raising funds to help local homeless through Campaign for Compassion
  3. Clothing drive to benefit veterans
  4. Honor Flight San Diego gives veterans a special journey to the past
  5. Thousands come out to support veterans

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