Local Veterans jump on city buses to pass out supplies to those who are homeless

Local veterans took a tour around Terre Haute on Friday. It was not a joy ride, but it was a ride for the joy of others!

Posted: Mar. 2, 2018 4:16 PM

VIGO COUNTY, INd. (WTHI) - Local veterans took a tour around Terre Haute on Friday. It was not a joy ride, but it was a ride for the joy of others!

These veterans hopped on city buses to help people in need.

They handed out food to the homeless and they also stuffed bags with blankets and warm clothes.

The veterans knew they could reach the most people on the First Friday of the month when bus rides are free.

Unfortunately there are 500 people living homeless in Vigo County and 175 are those who served our country.

"It shouldn't be. This is the greatest country in the world,” said Michael Egy, coordinator of Loyal Veterans Battalion. “We should not have this poverty. I'm not saying everyone should live like millionaires but we should not have this type of poverty."

The Loyal Veterans Battalion is to thank for getting the supplies to the right hands.

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