Assisting homeless veterans is a top priority for the Bergen County Division of Veterans Services and its Advisory Board. In 1993, the division addressed this priority by launching “TRACERS,” an all-volunteer group consisting of resident veterans.
The primary mission is to assist homeless veterans and link them to community-based and VA sponsored programs and benefits. “TRACERS” hopes to find veterans shelters, jobs which provide adequate income, as well as other needed services in Bergen County.
“TRACERS” works with local veteran groups and other nonprofit organizations, public officials, business leaders, homeless and formerly homeless veterans.
Our program’s name, “TRACERS,” was derived from the glow-in-the-dark bulletsrecognized by U.S. Military personnel. The veterans who volunteer for “TRACERS” are guiding lights who offer nontraditional outreach efforts to homeless veterans
The goal of “TRACERS” is to help every homeless veteran in Bergen County reach self-sufficiency. In addition, “TRACERS” has established a transitional home in the City of Garfield with support services for eight homeless veterans. The home opened in 2003.
While the exact number of homeless veterans in Bergen County is unknown, the number is estimated at nearly one hundred. Bergen County Division of Veteran Services is proud to host the first everk 5K Tracers Run/Walk. All proceeds donated will go directly to our Tracers program to benefit our Bergen County Veteran residents.
If you cannot make it to the event, you can still donate. All contributions are tax-deductible.
5k Registration Fee - $20
5K Veteran Registration Fee - $15
Ft Lee Rd and DeGraw Ave
Leonia, NJ 07660
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