The campaign, which runs through the Dec. 30, encourages people and companies to take "The 800 Challenge," named because it costs approximately $800 to help permanently house one veteran or veteran family.
The effort is part of the National Homeless Veterans Housing Program, a collaborative effort with the Veterans Administration, which provides medical assistance as well as employment training for veterans in need. According to 1-800 Sweeper, the organization is not funded by any large corporation; All funding comes from donations and 100% of every donation goes toward veteran housing.
1-800 Sweeper reports that since 2012, Veterans Matter has housed more than 4,000 homeless vets and 5,987 homeless veteran families.
For information on how to donate, visit www.veteransmatter.org/800challenge.