Red Godfrey is the Director of Labor Community Services Los Angeles AFL-CIO.

Los Angeles Labor Begins ‘Team Homeless Heroes,’ Raises $10,000 for Homeless Veterans

Tonight when you go to sleep, will it be somewhere safe and secure? If you answered “yes,” ask yourself one question, “Where are approximately 144,000 homeless veterans in the U.S. going to sleep tonight?”

Now I assume you will ask yourself the question, “Why are our veterans homeless?”

I agree this seems to be a fair question, with probably long and complicated answers. But will pursuing any answer make any difference tonight, or tomorrow night, to those homeless veterans who have served on behalf of us all? So the question really we have to ask ourselves is, “What can — and should — we be doing now?”