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World-Changing Mine-Detection Inventor Launches HONOR VETERANS NOW

Texas-Based Organization Feeds America’s Veterans under Age 60 Who Struggle with Hunger

HONOR VETERANS NOW

Fredericksburg,Texas (PR MediaRelease) September 27, 2016

Korean War U.S. Air Force Veteran Tom Wollny, P.E. founded HONOR VETERANS NOW (HVN) a year ago when he was horrified to learn there were vets under 60 in Texas who were struggling to eat each day. Wollny discovered the U.S. Veterans Administration was not meeting this urgent need, and few, if any, programs existed to feed younger veterans suffering from hunger. Also, the silent shame of these forgotten heroes often prevented them from seeking the help they so desperately needed.

An accomplished stealth electronics engineer, Wollny was motivated by the sight of a veteran walking with two prosthetic legs more than a decade ago to produce the AN/PSS-14 ― combining metal detection with ground-penetrating radar to revolutionize the removal of concealed landmines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) worldwide. His work produced the most sophisticated device-detection system operating anywhere ― thus saving hundreds of thousands of lives and limbs. Recently, when he heard the heartbreaking stories of his fellow veterans battling a new enemy ― hunger, he once again felt compelled to take immediate action.

The core mission of HVN is to provide consistent access to healthy, nutritious meals for veterans under age 60, who served honorably and are now struggling financially ― to help them navigate the transition between the structured support systems they knew in the military and an often precarious return to their home communities.

Today, HONOR VETERANS NOW is funding meals for more than 300 former service members in 29 counties throughout the state, including Bandera, Dallas, Erath, Gillespie, Kerr and Tarrant; and the organization is seeking to expand service to all 254 Texas counties ― and across America, as funds allow.

“Knowing an estimated 2 million of my fellow veterans were going hungry (according to a study by Feeding America), I had to do something,” says Wollny, HVN founder. “But the great news is a hot meal can help stabilize a life in turmoil and even bring vets in off the streets — especially those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or persistent addictions.”

 “Now spreading our message and building our amazing donor community, we are excited about enlarging our footprint across Texas,” said Tom Holubik, HVN chief operating officer. “Thanks to our innovative funding model, we are able to feed hundreds of vets fresh food with the help of dedicated partner groups, such as Meals on Wheels, Another Chance House, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, and Presbyterian Night Shelter for just $5 a day.”

 

To get involved and take action to help HONOR VETERANS NOW, please visit www.HONORVETERANSNOW.org.

Founded in 2015, by veterans for veterans, HONOR VETERANS NOW is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization incorporated in Texas to provide nutritious meals to former servicemen and women under 60 ― with the help of partner groups. If you would like to make a donation or receive more information about HVN, its activities and volunteer opportunities, please call (830) 992-3375 or (800) 676-1389 or visit www.HONORVETERANSNOW.org.

Thomas E. Holubik, Ph.D.
HONOR VETERANS NOW
Lt. Col., USAF (Ret.)/COO
800-676-1389
th@honorveteransnow.org

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