January 26th, 2010 | Published in Google Public Policy
This weekend, Google along with dozens of other D.C. organizations, attended the Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The annual event helps homeless Veterans get back on their feet with job clinics, medical aid, dental care, and housing assistance.
One of the first pieces of information you put on a job application is your phone number, but what if you don't have one?
In an effort to help that problem, Google and Project CARE gave away nearly 400 special Google Voice accounts to support homeless vets looking to connect with employers and loved ones. The Google Voice team has been offering this program in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than two years and we are excited to extend it to the D.C. area.
It was a small gesture, but hopefully a useful one as these Veterans move to get their lives back on track.