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Hillsborough County’s ‘Operation Reveille’ to provide housing to 25 homeless veterans

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At the third “Operation: Reveille” event held at Port Tampa Bay on Friday, officials with the Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative (THHI) and a variety of other partners announced that they would connect 25 homeless veterans to housing and other services. “I want to go ahead and let the veterans know, you can get out of homelessness, but you have to work hard. You have to be the one. The services are here. Grasp them,” said Navy veteran Joanne Jones, 54, the…

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In Tampa, the drive to end homelessness among military veterans by the end of 2015 marches on

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In 2010, the White House and Veterans Affairs Department issued an ambitious plan to end Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. And while that leaves less than 50 days for that to be accomplished, officials in Hillsborough County today said the timeline remains realistic. On Veterans Day at Port Tampa Bay in the Channel district, a host of local lawmakers and other dignitaries convened for the second annual Operation:Reveille, a collaboration between Hillsborough County, the city of Tampa and the…

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