112 Zerby Ave Edwardsville PA 18704 FSBInitiative@gmail.com (302) 397-1126

Our Mission

The FSB Initiative is a 501c3 non-profit organization that has one simple mission, help homeless Veterans off the street and on their feet! Our President was a homeless veteran in 2016. He was in a program that really helped him get back on his feet and then transferred to a program in Delaware that was not doing what it needed to for our Veterans. He vowed to start a program that would really make a difference in a homeless Veterans’ life. Our ultimate goal is to have our own shelter.

We go out into the homeless community and help homeless veterans with clothing, hygiene, food, and any other comforts we can give. However, the help does not stop there. We work with them if they have addictions and offer to get them into treatment if they desire. FSB can help get them shelter, employment, and other services. A homeless veteran qualifies for care through the VA even if it is not service-connected. As long as they are under the care of a program they will get the medical help they need!

Without the help of donors, we cannot complete our mission. We are working on items that can be purchased and 100% of it goes to help us help our Veterans who we owe a debt of gratitude that can not be repaid. There are no paid employees so 100% of all donations go to help men, women and their children if needed get off the street and on their feet.

We currently work with homeless veterans from Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania and hope to expand beyond that. With your HELP we can and will help put a major dent in the homeless epidemic. – Thank you

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17 hours ago

FSB Initiative

Our multi-state outreach is in the books. Our team in Maryland teamed up with members of Cecil County Memorial VFW Post 6027 and admins from the I survived the 80's Army group for our outreach in MD and DE. While we did not make any contact, we we're able to help out 4 veterans with cold weather gear at Sojourner's. Those veterans are already working with a VSO to get permanent housing..

Our northeast PA Outreach today, despite the cold, located a homeless veteran named Brett who had been riding his bicycle from the Vermont border attempting to move South. We offered to bring him in and provided him with some clean clothing and supplies. Hopefully he will be working with our Veterans Services officer, Mike Price and the team to find emergency housing. Brett is a contractor and a professional boxer by trade looking to rebuild his life after covid 19 made his situation at home untenable.

We also met a community organizer named Tom who regularly works the area near the boat launch and Riverside Forest. We provided contact information and he is willing to help us find homeless veterans in the area. He will reach out to us anytime he find someone.

Stay tuned for our next Luzerne/Lackawanna County outreach in February. Hope to see you even more volunteers there.
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3 days ago

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Looking forward to seeing all the new volunteers this weekend.
m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=709325447122055&id=116413969746542On 1/22/2022 we will be doing a multi state outreach. Volunteers will be in Cecil County MD with Cecil County VFW Post 6027, Wilmington Delaware, coordinating with the largest shelter in the region and in northeastern Pennsylvania with assistance of members of the Amvets Post 59.

Additonal volunteers are always welcome to come. Meet in the Parking lot of Lowe's in Edwardsville at 0800 on Saturday 1/22 or message us on Facebook directly to assist in one of the other locations.

We look forward to seeing you there.
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Looking forward to seeing all the new volunteers this weekend.  

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Chuck Kanyark I had Sarah Schickie Giovagnoli and a group intersted in helping out

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