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Veteran helps homeless veterans get back on their feet

LITTLETON, Colo. -- A veteran from Littleton is helping homeless veterans across the state by raising funds to purchase boots for them.

Ronald Marble spent seven years with the Army National Guard and also served two tours of duty, including one in Afghanistan.

After his service was completed, he joined the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

"He’s the only homeless veterans outreach coordinator in the state of Colorado," Marble's wife Kathryn said.

Each year, the VA hosts a homeless veterans stand-down event for the homeless veterans in the Denver metro area. The VA provides the homeless veterans with plenty of clothing and accessories.

"So this year there wasn’t money in the budget for extra boots. Typically, boots are purchased through the Department of Defense and they use surplus," Kathryn Marble said.

According to Marble, surplus boots are usually sizes 7 and 13; any other sizes typically aren't available.

To combat the issue, the Marbles created a GoFundMe page to help raise additional funds to purchase 200 boots for Colorado's homeless veterans.

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