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Lockheed Funds Initiative to House Homeless Veterans in Santa Clara

Lockheed-Martin-BlueLockheed Martin has entered a three-year funding commitment to support the All the Way Home program that aims to house more than 700 homeless veterans in Santa Clara, California by Veterans Day 2018.

The company said Thursday it has contributed an initial $10,000 to All the Way Home to supply 70 kits that contain personal care items, clothing, cookware and linens as well as 10 kits that include furniture.

“About one in four Lockheed Martin employees is a veteran, and we know first-hand the meaningful contributions and talents that veterans bring to our workplaces and our communities,” said Doug Graham, a Lockheed vice president and board officer of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.

“These men and women have served our country, and it’s our moral obligation to see that they have a roof over their heads,” said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.

All the Way Home collaborates with landlords and apartment owners to give homeless veterans and their families access to rental units.

The initiative is co-led by Liccardo, Dave Cortese — Santa Clara County board of supervisors president — and Destination: Home.

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