Barbecue fundraiser helps homeless vets get settled into new homes in Houston


The cold and wet weather didn't deter hundreds of people from turning out at the Cottonwood Bar in northwest Houston where Houston Housing Authority and the nonprofit group Eat for a Cause teamed up for a barbecue fundraiser.

All proceeds from the "Q for A Cause II" fundraiser will help buy furniture and household items for veterans moving into permanent homes.

"When they're moving into these apartments, they literally have nothing, and so we're really scrambling to try to find furniture, cleaning supplies, just the basic necessities," said Tory Gunsolley, president and CEO of the Houston Housing Authority. "It's through nonprofit groups like this that have made that possible."

Houston Housing Authority says 845 homeless veterans have found homes since the Housing for Houston's Heroes program began last year.

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