THE S.H.E.R.O. INITIATIVE
S.H.E.R.O. ~ Sorors Helping to Excel and Restore Others is an initiative of Alpha Gamma Xi Military Sorority, Inc. (AGXi) established to help empower and enrich the lives of our women veterans that may be homeless, displaced or in need, through philanthropic actions.
AGXi Sorority, Inc. will be partnering with a variety of organizations that focus on veterans in order to fulfill our goals of Stewardship and Service. Through our goals and initiative, we hope to not only impact the lives of our veterans, but those of our members by giving them monthly opportunities to serve the community and make a positive impact in the lives of those around them.
THE HARD TRUTH
It is estimated that there are currently 55,000 homeless women Veterans in the United States on any given day.
Over 21 million people living in the U.S. are veterans and of that amount a little over 2 million are women — close to 10 percent of the total veteran population.
Women’s “hesitance to identify as a veteran, sometimes triggered by avoidance of traumatic military experiences or a perceived lack of acknowledgment from society” prevented women veterans from utilizing veteran-specific services.