ATLANTA- Nearly twenty veterans staying in a homeless shelter are now bunking up with neighbors after a fire Sunday night. The shelter is operated by the non-profit Veterans Empowerment Organization of Georgia. It gives veterans a chance to get off the street and live in an apartment while filing VA paperwork and applying for jobs.
Five units were destroyed by the fire, the cause of which is still unknown. The shelter's director says they are in need of bedding, hygiene products and donations to help them keep operating while they rebuild their building. No one was hurt in the fire. The veterans who were staying in the burned building were moved to other units on the shelter's campus.
"I feel like its our duty to help these guys get back on their feet whenever they need us to," shelter Director Frantz Fortune said.
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