TOLEDO (WTOL) - It’s the second year in a row for ‘Volley for Vets’ hosted by St. Ursula Academy.
Teams from St. Francis de Sales and St. John’s Jesuit took to the volleyball court Friday night raising money for the group Veterans Matter.
The mission of the non-profit group is to house homeless veterans. Last year ‘Volley for Vets’ raised $5,000, which was enough to house six vets.
“They served our country and provided for us and I think it’s our time to provide back to them,” said Teagan Polizzi of St. Ursula.
Veterans Matter has found homes for 28,000 vets in 24 states.
This was more than just about a friendly game of volleyball between two rival high schools.
“When the youth of today cares as much about homeless veterans who have served our country for them it’s something that inspires us as a community and nation,” according to Ken Leslie of Veterans Matter.
Money is raised from ticket sales and raffles and should top last year’s amount.
“It’s a great cause for our country. The troops fought for us. This is a great way for us to give back by donating to them,” said Aaron Swerlein of St. Francis.
“Because they gave back to our country so much. Very important to give back to them any way possible," added Jallil Mitchell of St. John’s.
And if you’d like to help a homeless vet like the students did go to www.veteransmatter.org