Thank You Brú na bhFiann – from a Grateful Veteran
We received the following email from a veteran who found herself homeless 18 months ago. To maintain confidentiality we have removed her name. The following is published with the permission of the veteran concerned.
I’m ex 2 Inf Bn, and 18 months ago I found myself homeless.
After the army, I was a firefighter/paramedic with DFB, so the women’s shelters wouldn’t take me in for fear the drug users there would be violent toward me after I had reversed their overdoses on so many occasions.
I was on a week to week basis in a tourist hostel in Kells, but Brú na bhFíann was the only place who unconditionally said to come to them if I was stuck. At least four or five times I was nearly at their door.
I found a house eventually, and as a thank you to Sgt Maj Dillon and everyone, there is a
half turkey paid for at Ethersons butcher Cabra road for any of the lads staying in Smithfield over Christmas. Ready for pick up from the 22nd, will be vacuum-packed and stuffed. (Under name- /ONE Smithfield)
If I can do anything to help the ONE please let me know. I worked in Haiti after the earthquake and in Brussels. on EU projects about helping people in crisis.
Even if you need someone to man a mobile phone, give me a shout.
All the best, le gach dea guí.