The number of veterans living on the streets has decreased the last few years. But among female vets, homelessness is on the rise.
Veteran Stories: Art Sloane advocates for vets
Arizona is home to more than half a million veterans and this week on Morning Edition we’re hearing the voices of veterans who came to us through KJZZ’s Public Insight Network.
Coast Guard veteran Art Sloane was 70 years old when he started his Veterans Voice column in the Arizona Republic. That was seven years ago. Today, advocating for veterans is his life. He’s active in a local effort to help homeless veterans called “Arizona Stand Down,” and he’s still writing the weekly column.
His home phone number is printed at the end of each one. His phone rings constantly with veterans and their families seeking help with issues big and small.
Here’s Art Sloane explaining what motivates him to keep helping those who served.
This story was produced by Samara Freemark and American Public Media’s Public Insight Network.