Freddy heard about the Project REACH initiative [LINK] which took submissions of mobile or website spplications geared toward helping homeless veterans. The contest was launched by the U.S. Dept of Veteran Affairs, Dept. of Housing and Urban Development as well as celebrity and philantropist, Bon Jovi's Soul Foundation. The contest The grand prize was $25,000.
"I've never liked Rock and Rock," Freddy said. "I'm a devout country music fan." Asked if he ever hear the Bon Jovi hit "You Give Love A Bad Name," Johnny said he did, but hated it. "I do want to give homeless vets a bad name. Um, I mean, I want to give BEING a homeless vet a bad name. What I mean to say, is I hope this app helps a lot of Homeless Vets get the help they need."
The app works simply enough. If you are walking down the street, you will be alerted to bridges, doorways, or street corners where Homeless Vets are. It will alert you when you are close and simply by shaking your phone at them, you can give them a preset donation. "Nothing could be simplier!" said contest organizer, Benjamin Wright. "Of course, the Homeless Vet will need to have the free app installed on their phone... and a smart phone, too. We aren't sure what that demographic is, but maybe we should have thought of that when we came up with this contest."
Bon Jovi will be coming to Parkerburg to deliver the prize money himself and give a small concert for area Homeless Veterans. "We can't do enough for these men and women who have given so much for their country." Freddy Johnson will be happy to accept the prize money, but, '"I'd really rather not stay for the concert. Like I said, I really don't like Rock and Roll."
EDITOR'S NOTE: As with all our stories, this article is fake. The plight of Homeless Veterans, sadly is not. Please give what you can - money is always helpful, but giving of your time and energy is always most valuable. Use the following links to learn more about the problem and see how you can help in your area: