What is this mission you ask? Well…the goal is to house as many homeless veterans as she can, as fast as she can. Katy Perry has teamed up with the group “Veterans Matter”, a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded by Ken Leslie that is sparked and supported by John Mellencamp and others in the music industry. 1Matters.org works to help all of those on the streets, not just veterans, obtain domestic autonomy.
With the help of musicians Kid Rock, Ice-T, Kix Brooks, John Fogerty, John Mellencamp, Darius Rucker, Darryl Worley, Stevie Nicks, Dusty Hill, Emerson Drive, Jennifer Nettles, Natalie Stovall and The Drive as well as author Mitch Albom, Veterans Matter seamlessly integrates local communities, foundations, corporations and veterans groups with the VA & HUD, channeling support exclusively, directly and immediately to move local chronically homeless veterans off the streets and into permanent, supported housing. Once housed, services are lined up to help veterans and their families recapture their lives and return to domestic autonomy.
Help house 1,000 vets this May. Text VETS to 41444 and pledge any amount on your credit card, or click here to donate online. 100% of contributions go directly to the program.