Organization Working To Find Homes For Homeless Veterans - My9 New Jersey

Organization Working To Find Homes For Homeless Veterans

Posted: Updated:
Cara Colantuono started the organization Support Homeless Veterans. Cara Colantuono started the organization Support Homeless Veterans.
PHILADELPHIA -

We've seen many welcome home celebrations for members of our military, but what happens when the flags, fire trucks and friends are gone?

Mark Luckhart spent three years on a Navy ship in the 80s. He says he toured the world, but when he came back, there was no place to call home.

Living on $600 a month and no job, Luckhart says his life took a dark turn. He became addicted to heroin, was homeless and was suffering from mental illness and diabetes.

That's when Cara Colantuono walked into Luckhart's life.

Colantuono, the granddaughter of two veterans, is a social worker who started an organization called "Support Homeless Veterans."

The group finds homes to rent and uses donations to provide food, clothing, transportation and even medical visits.

Luckhart has three roommates and, like fighting on the front lines, they all watch out for each other.

For the first time since his return in 1988, Luckhart says he feels at home.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • How Young Is Too Young To Fly Alone?

    How Young Is Too Young To Fly Alone?

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:43:52 GMT

    Would you let your child fly alone? If that answer is "yes," big changes may be on the way for American Airlines. See why you could be paying big bucks for your child's next trip.

    Would you let your child fly alone? If that answer is "yes," big changes may be on the way for American Airlines. See why you could be paying big bucks for your child's next trip.

  • Roxborough Fire Destroys Family-Owned Dry-Cleaning Business

    Roxborough Fire Destroys Family-Owned Dry-Cleaning Business

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:39:24 GMT

    A fire destroys a family-owned business early Monday morning in the Roxborough section of the city.

    A fire destroys a family-owned business early Monday morning in the Roxborough section of the city.

  • Revel Hotel Casino Begins 2-Day Shutdown

    Revel Hotel Casino Begins 2-Day Shutdown

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:15:23 GMT

    It is the beginning of the end for Atlantic City's Revel Hotel and Casino. The hotel shuts down Monday morning, and early Tuesday the casino will follow.

    It is the beginning of the end for Atlantic City's Revel Hotel and Casino. The hotel shuts down Monday morning, and early Tuesday the casino will follow.


Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices