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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3 days ago

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The New Desert Tee's are in! All sizes from Small to 6XL!! (Some vary in their color due to sizes). These are much softer than the previous OD green.

20.00 all sizes. At this time we are not shipping/mailing until mid-July so these would be local pick up only.

Cash/check/PayPal accepted

PayPal is Fsbinitiative@gmail.com (use friends and family so that no fee's are paid, thank you).
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1 week ago

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**Long read but worth it.**

Today's local Luzerne County Outreach is in the books. It was a major success. In the first picture you will see on our very first Luzerne County Outreaches which we met our first Homeless Veteran Chris. We attempted to help get him off the streets, but at the time was not ready. Almost 9 months to the day we found him again (second picture)

Today he told us he is committed to getting off the street and onto his feet. He is ready for treatment for his addictions and was very grateful we were still here to help. On Tuesday our president and Commander Mike Price (V.S.O.) of Post 59 in Hanover will be meeting Chris at 0900 to get him into treatment. This one alone means a lot to us as we told him we would ALWAYS be ready to help when he was ready.

Our Second story (other 2 pictures) we met with Justin, an Army Vet medically discharged) and his pregnant girlfriend/fiancee Kiera. After our assessment we determined he would not qualify for housing through the GPD program, however he will qualify for other services through the VA and our VSO will assist with getting that started.

Our female volunteers sprung into action and purchased her pre-natal vitamins and helped her with clothes and other much needed necessities. We also helped Justin out with shoes, clothes and hygiene and once he has his DD214 from his dad we will move forward. We will continue to follow-up with this couple and help them also obtain a marriage license.

Our third story happened after the outreach. We received a call from Dave. He is a veteran we met 2 months ago who was not homeless, but at risk of becoming homeless due to losing his job and not being able to pay rent. We gave him a set of numbers to contact and steps to follow. He called today as he was hoping to meet up with us at the local public square but just missed us that is why he called.

He wanted to thank us in person as he said that by following our plan laid out for him his rent is completely paid and they also were able to get him a job that met with his physical disabilities. He asked if he could assist us on our next outreach.

This ladies and gentlemen is why we do what we do, and without your continued support would not be able to help our homeless veterans.

As always we thank our selfless volunteers for coming out to assist in helping get our homeless veterans off the street and onto their feet.

Thank you.
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That’s freaking fantastic great job everyone


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2 weeks ago

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Reminder for the local FSB Initiative volunteers. We will be doing the Luzerne County Outreach and meeting at 0800 at the Lowes Parking lot in Edwardsville. Look forward to seeing you all there. ... See MoreSee Less

Reminder for the local FSB Initiative volunteers.  We will be doing the Luzerne County Outreach and meeting at 0800 at the Lowes Parking lot in Edwardsville.  Look forward to seeing you all there.

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Hope y’all have a great turnout tomorrow

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