Concord Monitor: Kuster visits Bridge House on tour of state’s veterans’ facilities
The walls inside are plain and bare, the lighting is dim, and the people that call the little one-story building home are given just the basics – a place to sleep, a place to eat, a place to chat with friends and strangers alike.
It wasn’t always like this for many of them. Some of them once went off to war, served in the military. But now these men and women are homeless. They spend their days and nights and weekends at the Bridge House in Plymouth, which provides them with a roof and camaraderie and a staff that attends to their needs.
U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster visited them Tuesday, as part of her three-day tour across the northern part of the state to different veterans’ facilities. Kuster, a Hopkinon Democrat and a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, is the daughter of a pilot who flew in World War II, and she said she wants to end homelessness among veterans and find permanent dwellings for each and every man and woman who’s served the country.
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