June 07, 2013
Dear VFP friends,
I have recently been involved in an effort to rescue the Under The Hood Cafe and GI Outreach Center at Fort Hood, Texas, the largest Army base in the U.S. After participating in GI outreach efforts at Fort Hood, I am convinced of the importance of maintaining this vital resource for our young men and women in the military. I have joined the new five-person Board, actively supported by a 12-person Advisory Committee (and there is room for other interested supporters).
The activists who are renewing efforts to keep Under The Hood alive span the breadth of the GI, veterans and peace movements, including Iraq Veterans Against the War, the GI Rights Hotline, the Military Law Task Force of the National Lawyers Guild, the Center for Conscience and War, the War Resisters League and Veterans For Peace, among others.
There are many ways that VFP members can support Under The Hood. One of them is monetarily. Their budget is modest, about $3,000 per month to rent a house near Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, and to pay a modest salary to the coordinator, Malachi Muncy, a very dedicated Iraq veteran, who has recently joined Veterans For Peace.
Please check out the current fundraising campaign at Indiegogo . Only six days remain and so far they have raised only 40% of their $12,000 goal. VFP members could help make the difference.
Board of Directors