Homeless Veterans Ousted From Hotel Over Payment Issues
This is so sad, if there is anyone who reads this and knows how to help, please do so and God bless!
About a dozen homeless veterans, some with spouses and children, were told early Friday (Sept. 20) they must immediately leave the Bentonville hotel where they had been staying at reduced rates.
However, after 5NEWS posted a Web story at midday Friday about the veterans being ousted, the hotel negotiated with veterans’ advocates to allow them to stay until Oct. 1, when they will move into a hotel in Springdale.
The homeless veterans had been living since this summer at Wingate by Wyndham on 7400 S.W. Old Farm Blvd. but have fallen behind in room payments by about $7,000 to $10,000, said Rebecca Mabry of the Arkansas Veterans Children Fund. The fund assists the homeless veterans in raising donations and seeking grant money to pay for food and lodging, Mabry said.
The veterans were paying $14 a night for rooms that, according to the hotel’s website, are listed at $99 a…
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