Wounded Warriors of Collier County to open transitional living home for vets

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Wounded Warriors of Collier County have secured a home in the River Park area of Naples.

It’ll serve as a recovery house and offer transitional living for up to seven local veterans.

They hope to start moving the vets in by year’s end, helping homeless veterans rebuild their lives.

Dale Mullin, with Wounded Warriors of Collier County, said, “We believe it is something that the community will really be proud of and can rally around in support of our veterans that are suffering from the invisible wounds of war.”

The American Goldstar Mothers of Southwest Florida are helping to decorate the home and solicit donations to get the inside done, Mullin said.

“What we need now is general contractors to help us out with some electrical and plumbing issues, as well as some furniture, appliances, and landscaping,” he added.

It’s is all part of a broader effort we showed you back in July, when Wounded Warriors and dozens of volunteers, nonprofits and government agencies canvassed the woods for homeless veterans providing backpacks and resources.

In the past, overall homeless counts did not record many, if any, veterans in Collier County.

But the Wounded Warriors’ targeted count — the first of its kind in Collier County — found 45 vets, and they’re working to help get them back on their feet.

For more information, visit the Wounded Warriors Collier County website.

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