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Meet Kevin

With wide-ranging talents and interests, Kevin followed an adventurous career path. A native of Sarasota, Florida, he joined the Army after college. While stationed in Europe, he got a master’s degree. Back in the US, he took a job as a weather anchor at a local TV station in Florida, before moving on to Texas, Illinois, and then California.

Then came “a series of unfortunate events.” He moved to DC to help a friend who had a serious illness, but when she was no longer able to keep her place, he had no home and little money. “Sleeping on friends’ couches? How did this happen to me?” When he was at his lowest point, an acquaintance told him about Friendship Place. He thought it was a shot in the dark until he learned his military service made him eligible for help through our Veterans First program.

Today Kevin, 54, is grateful to be living in the apartment Friendship Place found for him. He works for the SS United States Conservancy and runs his own marketing business. “Veterans First gives people an amazing step up, no matter where you are in your life,” Kevin says. “I feel a huge debt of gratitude to be back on a path forward.”

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