Cheryl Lepsch runs the Clothing Room at the Buffalo VA Medical Center.
"It's all volunteer. It's all donated. Nothing is done via the hospital itself or the government, so it's big," says Lepsch.
Lepsch started Jammies for GIs about ten years ago when her son was injured overseas, and her efforts really took off.
"All of a sudden started getting phone calls from hospitals and MASH units all over the world," she says.
When Lepsch heard the Clothing Room had closed its doors, she decided to bring it back to life. read more>>>
Obama and Mayor Mitch Landrieu appeared together Monday morning at Gallier Hall for the event. They were joined by local, state, industry and nonprofit sector leaders.
Officials said Obama spoke on efforts in the Crescent City to end veterans' homelessness, a push that she began nationally last summer. Since then, 432 mayors, seven governors and 131 other local officials have pledged to join her campaign this year.
Earlier this year, Landrieu touted the project's success in New Orleans after the city became the first in the nation to end veteran homelessness in 2014.
"I don't think homelessness will ever end as long as people are going to war and coming home," David Bottner, executive director of the New Orleans Mission, said. read more>>>