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Bon Jovi Joins Project REACH To Aid Homeless Vets

Bon Jovi Joins Project REACH To Aid Homeless Vets
3/27/2012 1:45 PM ET

New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi lent his name and his efforts to Project REACH, a government initiative to end veteran homelessness by 2015.

Bon Jovi, who's a member of the White House Council for Community Solutions, joined forces last week with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Health and Human Services to announce the initiative. This project challenges developers to create an easily-used mobile/web application to connect service providers and offer real-time information about resources for the homeless and others in need.

The first five entries to meet the requirements will receive a $10,000 cash prize and the opportunity to test their app at the JBJ Soul Kitchen, and the grand prize winner will be awarded $25,000.

"Innovations that get information about services right to the point of contact in real or near real time using smartphones and Internet technology are going to have a big impact," he told Nextgov.com. "They are going to help us defeat veteran homelessness by 2015."

by RTT Staff Writer

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