Home­less vets helped with trust fund: RSL

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

THE WA Re­turned and Ser­vices League (RSL) helps home­less vet­er­ans with its WA Aged Sailors, Sol­diers and Air­men’s Re­lief Trust fund.

“The Trust fund re­cently as­sisted a young fam­ily, with one child, to re­lo­cate from their car to safe, se­cure and af­ford­able ac­com­mo­da­tion in Perth,” RSL WA pres­i­dent Gra­ham Ed­wards said.

Mr Ed­wards was re­spond­ing to the April 21 West­ern Sub­urbs Week­lyre­port that char­ity Sol­dier On had found about 12 home­less vet­er­ans of the on­go­ing Iraq and re­cent Afghanistan war living in their cars at beaches through­out Perth and WA re­cently.

Mr Ed­wards said the for­mer ser­vice­man helped re­cently by the RSL had not been over­seas and his fam­ily re­ceived food and fuel vouch­ers from the RSL and Le­gacy.

The RSL had con­tacted Sol­dier On WA manager Daniel Fog­a­rty ear­lier this year about help­ing home­less vet­er­ans, in­clud­ing us­ing the Trust, which can pro­vide a bond and two weeks’ ad­vance rent.

“The Trust will also look at what other ne­ces­si­ties are re­quired, such as house­hold goods. As­sis­tance pro­vided is sit­u­a­tion-spe­cific, but all rea­son­able re­quests are con­sid­ered,” Mr Ed­wards said.

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