Veterans, soldiers and volunteers across 13 cities in Canada searched for homeless veterans Saturday during a Coast to Coast tour.
VETS Canada organized the search to locate veterans who need help and are living on the streets.
Co-founder Debbie Lowther says her and her husband started the organization after he ran into a soldier he’d served with who was living on the street.
“He was totally shocked that you know somebody that had served his country could now be homeless. So it was an issue basically that just kind of presented itself to us.”
Lowther says a better system to help veterans transition from the military is needed to prevent this from happening.
Adam Luro, a 20-year-old who serves with the Canadian Forces, says it’s important to have solidarity with those who have served.
“We’re just here you know to kind of give back to some of the veterans that have put their lives in the line to serve this country and who are left on the streets.”
Fellow soldier Mark Domitar agreed.
“I think it’s very important right now to just do whatever it takes to help out our brothers in arms who have fallen.”
VETS Canada says those who have protected our homes, should never be without one.