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Veterans give lunches to homeless

By Shannon Ballard Photojournalist: Jacob Curtis - 9:21 PM July 25, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

Homeless veterans in Anchorage may be a little more comfortable Friday after getting some help from those who were once in their shoes.

KMH veterans is a local nonprofit that believes no one who has served our country should ever go without a meal, yet too many do.

The group has a simple goal: Provide a hand up, not a handout.

Volunteers delivered dozens of sack lunches to known homeless camps around Anchorage. Their focus is homeless veterans, but they won’t turn down anyone who needs help.

For U.S. Army veteran Byron Suell, it’s a cause that’s very close to his heart. He says people don’t realize how just many homeless veterans live in the woods around town.

“I’ve been homeless before, so I know how they feel,” Suell said. “I know how hard it was for me to try to find some support. That’s why I feel if maybe if we start helping more people like this somebody else would have the same heart.”

KMH veterans only recently became an official nonprofit. The organization says this is just the start of its work to support homeless veterans.

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