As the amount of homeless veterans varies from state to state, two teens raised money to help combat homelessness in their local veteran community

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Homeless veteran. Source: Theodore Lee, flickr.

Longmont teens raised money for homeless veterans.
According to the Time-Call, two Longmont high school students set up a GoFundMe account for the town’s homeless veterans. On Thursday the boys listened to the wants and needs of the men and women they fundraised for.

Like many U.S. states, Arizona is seeing a decrease in the homeless veteran population.
AZ Central reported the number of homeless veterans in Arizona decreased by 30 percent over the last six years. A Phoenix homeless shelter official said the need for nightly shelter space is also going down.

Colorado is one of eight states with an increasing homeless veteran population.
Unlike the rest of the country, the homeless veteran population in Colorado rose 24 percent over the last year. Now Colorado is on the verge of matching New York’s homeless veteran population of 1,248, according to the Denver Post.

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