"As people become more aware of the problem [homelessness], they will be more willing to take part in helping their fellow man."
I would be really impressed by the VA if the members of the editorial board could explain how their own charitable giving will increase as a result of this new charity. Will it grow by a certain percentage, or is it just a new-found lump sum gift? By making a personal statement, the VA could really make an impact on its readers by showing how each could increase their own giving and how to do it. Absent crazy oil money, it is hard to consider increasing charitable giving without reducing money to another charity. A concrete example by the VA editorial board members would be inspiring to many, especially in this economy that finds so many more families and individuals struggling with housing costs.