PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- On Tuesday, there will be parades and ceremonies across Maine to honor our veterans. There will also be some sleeping in homeless shelters, suffering from mental illness, looking for help.
Veteran Roger Goodoak sees it firsthand, several nights a week.
He is the founder of the Maine Homeless Veterans Alliance, and spends countless hours driving around Portland, looking for homeless on the streets, making frequent stops at the city's shelters.
Goodoak receives no funding -- but he does receive a decent amount of donated coats, blankets, and bottles of water -- enough to donate 48 coats to the Oxford Street Shelter Monday night.
"You just want to get them through the night," said Goodoak.