Fayette County Veteran Living Homeless for Month of November
WASHINGTON, DC – November 5, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Bill Shuster (R-Hollidaysburg) released the following statement applauding Lance Corporal Brandon Rumbaugh of Fayette County for his advocacy for our nation’s veterans. Brandon will be living homeless in the streets of Uniontown for the entire month of November. He will be basing himself at George Marshall Memorial Park, which is located at the intersection of Mt. Vernon Avenue and Main Street in Uniontown.
“Brandon was a hero to his fellow soldiers when serving in Afghanistan, so it is not a surprise that Brandon continues to be a hero for veterans here at home,” said Congressman Shuster. “I commend him for his service and the sacrifices he has made for this nation, and also for advocating for veterans who have found themselves homeless or are going through challenging times. I have been supportive of several efforts in our region and in Congress to provide housing for homeless veterans and that will continue. No veteran should be without a roof over their head and this nation must do better for them.”
Brandon Rumbaugh, a double amputee and veterans advocate, was wounded during military combat while serving in Afghanistan. His month being homeless began on November 1st. Brandon is hoping to use this as an opportunity to talk to the community about the issues veterans are facing on a daily basis and hopes to share his experience with the local media. In addition to meeting with Brandon in the George Marshall Memorial Park any media interested in learning more information about Brandon’s efforts can contact Dr. Scott Tracy, a mental health provider in Fayette County who is helping make the public aware about Brandon’s advocacy campaign. Dr. Tracy can be reached at .