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Soldiers help homeless soldiers

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Soldiers are building homes for soldiers in Savannah.

They're doing what they can to make sure our homeless veterans have a roof over their heads.

WTOC got our first look at a prototype of those homes Thursday. They are meant to be temporary housing for veterans.
 
Fort Stewart Home Builders Institute student solders are working on this project. They call the homes independent living shelters.

Unfortunately, homelessness among our veterans is a real issue in the Savannah area.

"You'd like that number to be zero. But, there's 22 million veterans in the United States today and we've got to get working to get that to zero," said U.S. Army General (ret) George Casey, 36th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army.
 
"For us personally, these homes mean a safe place out of the environment, sanitary places with facilities, sanitary water," said Kenneth Fox, Navy Veteran, homeless.
 
The help extends beyond these homes. There are also many programs the military offers to help unemployed veterans with the skills they may need to get back into the work place.

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