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Local Organization giving veterans a home

Posted at 7:51 PM, Jul 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-01 19:51:08-04

LANSING, Mich. (WSYM) -- The mission is to have veterans off the street, out of shelters, and in a home, and for the first time Tanja Simmons is making that happen.
Simmons just signed off on a seven bedroom house.

"I'm really excited about that because I get to put veterans in there, it's perfect for them to move in right now, but I'm going to in there and make it beautiful for them," she said.

The National Network Organization for Veterans Inc. based in Lansing has been providing services for veterans for 5 years, but this is the first time they've purchased a home.
They will be doing personal assessments for veterans who are eligible to make sure every need is met.

"Helping them with counseling, mentoring jobs, and we're doing skilled trades as well," she added.

Simmons, CEO and President of National Organization for Veterans Inc., said when veterans return home, they're not always treated the way they deserve to be. Being a veteran herself, this is her way of giving back.

"I would like the veterans to know I have their back and I'm gonna be all I can to help them in whatever they need, especially with housing because they shouldn't be homeless."