To Whomever It May Concern :
I am Yolonda Holmes-Echols, I reside at 1009 Maxwell Street, here in Florence, South Carolina. I'm also a native of Darlington, South Carolina. I am reaching out to you asking for help in fighting our battle against homelessness for our women and men veterans.
There are too many men and women veterans in our communities who are disabled and homeless. Unfortunately, our great State of South Carolina is included in that statistic. That's why I'm writing to you for help and support for acquiring land. There are two different locations, in Darlington County, that I am considering as the site for my facility and one is located on Governor Williams Highway. By doing so, I will be able to join the fight against a "shame" and "dishonor" that plague our country.
My goal is to open up a veterans assistance facility that is veteran - centered, meaning that the care provided is based on the veteran's own needs, priorities, and life circumstances. My facility will be a beacon of light to all veterans whose lights are slowly dimming out or has completely went out. I want to bring back hope, honor and dignity to our veterans. Through my act of love, respect and appreciation towards their unselfishness act of bravery and love for country, family and community.
I will provide room and board, daily meals that will cater to their individual assessments; transportation; individual /group counseling; reintegration into society and other services that are truly needed. Not only will this be a place of refuge, but will also bring much needed jobs to Darlington County, that will serve as a economic stimuli. My facility will be a catalyst that will aid in bringing down the unemployment levels in Darlington County.
With that being said, I would appreciate your help and efforts in bringing solutions to this growing problem that has become epidemic. I ask that you please send me a response letting me know if you are able to assist me.
Thank you for your time and considering my request. And I am asking that you would consider serving on my Board of Advisors.