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TTH in the news: Project to Help Homeless Veterans with Transportation

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The Transition House was featured in St. Cloud in the News for our efforts in providing adquate transportation for the members of our Veterans Residential Program. Here is the article:

Project to Help Homeless Veterans with Transportation

By Donna Olmstead, Contributing Writer

When St. Cloud resident Dawn Kenniston was elected president of The Deborah Rebekah Lodge in May, she was blessed with the privilege of picking a project to help her community.  The Deborah Rebekah Lodge is the auxiliary group for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and they are extremely active in the community. Dawn’s project of choice could be anything from helping adults suffering from Alzheimer’s to children with autism. Anything community-oriented would fit the bill!

“We help our family – our community,” said Dawn.

Dawn asked Jennifer Dellasanta, Chief Operating Officer of The Transition House in St. Cloud, “What do you need?” She found out they are in dire need of bus passes for homeless veterans to enable them to get to the Veteran’s Administration (VA).

As Dawn began researching the project, she found that these LYNX passes cost $50 a month. There are no discounts for veterans, although there are discounts for children, seniors, and for people with medical disabilities.

As anyone that has organized a fundraiser knows, you must start somewhere. Thus, Dawn travels to Florida Rebekah Lodges to solicit money for the passes. A lodge in Hialeah recently donated $300 – enough for six passes!

Dawn said she won’t know until May exactly how much money has been donated, because the lodges can send it directly to the treasurer in Lake Panasoffkee. When Dawn’s term as president ends that month, she will present a check for the full amount to The Transition House.

If you would like to donate, you may contact Dawn directly at (407) 598-1746. Or you can send a check or money order directly to: Rebekah Assembly of Florida; PO Box 22; Panasoffkee, Florida 33538; Attn: Virginia Elliott. Please note that it is for Bus Passes for Veterans.

About St. Cloud’s The Transition House

The Transition House has a homeless veteran’s residential program that offers services to veterans who suffer from chronic mental illness, PTSD or substance abuse. Their services include housing; substance abuse treatment; counseling; therapy; job coaching, counseling and placement; life skill training; and motivational therapy.


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