Vin Scully Uses Poetry to End Veteran Homelessness

The Grinch ain’t got nothin’ on baseball’s most beloved voice, and this Christmas is going to be red, white… and Dodger Blue for veterans.

Baseball’s longest-serving announcer (and Navy veteran) Vin Scully has recorded a heartwarming new poem, telling the inspirational story of Ventura County’s favorite “little old lady”.

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A widow of two American veterans, Rose Burgess had been living with her caretaker daughter, who died suddenly. Within days of being homeless on the street, and nowhere else to go, this legally blind “Greatest Generation” grandmother went to the Camarillo police station. Over a dozen social service agencies had refused to help her with housing. What transpired at that moment has generated nothing less than a tidal wave of support across all political, age, and gender lines… filling Ventura County’s veterans, civilians, and public officials alike with pride.

His voice still instantly recognizable at 94, Scully had already narrated a series of radio PSA’s for Gold Coast Veterans Foundation this year. His voice can be heard introducing the organization’s new Veterans’ Village housing program, and on several radio PSA’s reminding listeners about the national tragedy of veteran homelessness. In early November, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors heard a personalized greeting from Scully, introducing the team of partners, volunteers, and supporters that came together to prevent Rose from becoming homeless.

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