10 Wavy: Senior Organizes Walk to End Veteran Homelessness – 11.17.19

The Blade: A plethora of events salute veterans for their service – 11.17.19

9 WCPO: Helping Local Homeless Veterans – 11.12. 19

NBC 24: Students Raise over $1,000 for Our Homeless Heroes – 11.11.19

WTOL 11: Leading Edge with Jerry Anderson | Guest: Ken Leslie – 11.10.19

News 12 Connecticut: Veterans Honored with 3rd Annual Field of Flags Ceremony – 11.10.19

Dispatch Argus: Exchange Club’s Quilts of Valor more than worth the effort – 11.8.19

The News Herald: Lincoln Park Exchange Club Takes Aim at Ending Veteran Homelessness – 11.4.19

13abc: Help and Hope for Homeless – 10.19.19

Toledo Blade: It’s important to feel like a human being: Tent City Kicks Off Weekend of Service – 10.18.19

WTOL 11: Toledo’s ‘Tent City’ Offers Hope to the Homeless – 10.16.19

WTOL 11Color for Camo Run/Walk benefits Veterans Matter – 4.24.19

Toledo BladeVolleyball at St. Ursula raises money for veterans – 4.25.19

WTOL 11“Volley for Vets” helps homeless heroes – 4.26.19

Toledo BladeDisco Demolition Night couldn’t stop the music – 6.6.19

Billings GazetteFood truck battle to assist veterans with housing – 6.12.19

KTVQ BillingsFood Truck Battle to Raise Money for Veterans – 6.13.19

KTVQ BillingsFood Truck Battle on the Yellowstone to Support Veterans – 6.15.19

Toledo BladeAt least my Janet Jackson moment was for a noble cause – 6.21.19


Ohio Magazine: 3 Questions: Ken Leslie and Veterans Matter – 5.05.2019
The Blade: Making Veterans Matter– 3.14.2018


Sentinel-Tribune: Giving a hand up to homeless – 11.25.17

The Blade: Volunteers at annual Tent City connect people in need to services – 10.22.17

The Blade: Tribute to life: Annual Tent City goes on in wake of benefactor’s death – 10.20.17

The Blade: Toledo’s Tent City to help homeless veterans – 10.18.17

NBC24: Yoga benefit helps homeless with identity – 10.16.17

Toledo City Paper: Tent City and Veterans Matter: Deep roots help fill local veteran needs – 10.13.17


The Blade: Mellencamp returns to Tent City event – 10.22.16

13ABC: Tent City takes over Toledo this weekend – 10.21.16

WTOL: UT students ‘bridge’ the homeless gap at Tent City – 10.22.16

WTOL: Tent City giving hope to Toledo’s homeless community – 10.21.16

NBC24: Annual “Tent City” celebration kicks off, benefiting the homeless – 10.21.16

NBC24: Toledo’s annual Tent City event gets jump start with Veterans Matter benefit – 10.18.16

The Blade: Organizer: Homeless need care like others – 10.17.16

The Blade: ‘Only homeless person in Wauseon’ fights on – 10.16.16

The Blade: Rock artist wants his journey to assist homeless in Toledo area – 10.10.16

The Blade: Hunger Banquet set for Tuesday in Perrysburg – 10.05.16

Toledo City Paper: TSA Porter Gallery hosts fundraiser – 10.05.16

The Blade: Advocate for city’s homeless tells of passion – 10.04.16

The Blade: New beginning for Diann, Cow – 09.24.16

The Blade: Newly homeless woman struggles to rebuild life – without losing dog – 09.17.16

The Blade: Mellencamp coming back to Tent City – 09.06.16 John Mellencamp returns to Toledo to help house homeless veterans – 08.26.16

The Blade: Bringing the boogie back to Toledo – 08.12.16


The City Paper: Tent City 2015 brings light to the area’s homeless – 10.01.15

The Blade: Tent City’s teenage mayor has a PhD in life – 10.18.15

The Blade: Drive seeking hygiene items for homeless: Feminine products a big need – 10.18.15

The Blade: Homeless to query mayoral candidates – 10.17.15

Toledo Free Press: Dine 419: Area restaurants team with Veterans Matter to help house local vets– 1.17.2015


National Catholic Reporter: Everyone deserves a home– 11.10.2014

The Blade: Nearly 1,000 people attend Tent City– 10.26.2014

Toledo News Now: Tent City looks to move people out of homelessness– 10.25.2014

Toledo Free Press: Tent City marks 25 years of serving area’s homeless– 10.25.2014

The Blade: Toledo’s 25th annual Tent City event a big hit– 10.25.2014

The Blade: Weekend’s Tent City event assists homeless in Toledo– 10.25.2014

The Blade: 25th annual Tent City Kicks off in downtown Toledo– 10.24.2014 Shelter From the Storm: Tent City returns to downtown Toledo– 10.23.2014

The Blade: Perrysburg students stage hunger banquet– 10.16.2014

The Blade: Tent City’s founder tells teens to learn to be leaders– 10.11.2014

Nation Swell: Thanks to This Pop Star, 22 Homeless Veterans Now Have Access to Affordable Housing – 09.08.2014

Mix 94.1: Katy Perry’s On A Mission – 08.31.2014

Billboard: Katy Perry Donates Meet-and-Greet to Veterans Matter – 08.29.2014

Antimusic: Katy Perry Helps To House Homeless Veterans – 08.29.2014

Digital Journal: Katy Perry comes to the aid of 22 homeless veterans – 08.28.2014

The Blade: Effort pays off for Toledo Streets – 08.04.2014

The Blade: Distribution centers offer free relief – 08.04.2014

The Blade: Toledoans flock to distribution centers – 08.03.2014

The Blade: Veterans Matter auctioning 2 Katy Perry VIP tickets on eBay – 07.24.2014

ABC New Radio: Katy Perry Helps Homeless Veterans, Pays Tribute to Malaysia Airlines Victims – .07.22.2014

Toledo Free Press: Veterans Matter continues to alleviate plight of homeless veterans – 07.05.2014

The Blade: Editorial- Veterans Matter – 06.11.2014

The Blade: Mayor pushes Toledo agenda in D.C. – 06.05.2014

The Boot: Natalie Stovall and the Drive Join Veterans Matter – 05.02.2014

The Blade: Child teaches lesson in respect for veterans – 4.11.2014

The Blade: $12.5M complex planned for veterans – 04.05.2014

Toledo Faith and Values: Walk for veterans to mark start of Tent City – 10.24.2014


Mellencamp News John Mellencamp Joins Forces With Veterans Matter” – 11.06.2013

Tolelo Blade: Tent City helps homeless– 10.26.13

WTOL 11: Couple marries after meeting while homeless– 10.26.13

Toledo Blade: Fix problems in the 211 system, or scrap it– 10.27.13

Toledo Blade: Chilly Tent City weekend draws over 1, 100 -10.27.13 Shelter From the Storm: Tent City returns to downtown Toledo -10.23.13

Toledo Blade: Toledo’s conscience at stake in shelter debate – 9.22.13

Toledo Blade: Tent City focuses on vets, women -10.15.13

Toledo Free Press: New leaders direct Toledo Streets -07.11.13

Toledo Free Press: Veterans Matter aids locals who served – 07.09.13

Toledo Blade Editorial- Jeff Gerritt: Central Access – 06.07.13

Toledo Blade Editorial: Repairing the Rift – 06.05.13

Toledo Blade: Shelters May Get Funding After All – 05.24.13

Toledo Blade: City paper for homeless moves forward – 05.02.13 Taking it to the streets – 05.01.13

Toledo Blade: Access To Justice Awards – 04.21.13

United States Interagency Council on Homelessness: Local Solutions to Assisting Veterans with Move-In Costs in HUD-VASH – 03.01.13


Toledo Free Press: Newsmakers: Veterans Matter and new VA clinic make progress in 2012 – 12.28.12

ToledoFAVs: ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill visits formerly homeless veterans in Toledo – 11.01.12

Toledo Free Press: Veterans Matter: ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill says fun is what keeps ZZ Top motoring – 10.30.12

Toledo Blade: Tent City gives aid to people in need – 10.28.12

Toledo Blade: 1Matters Project Connect Tent City (photo gallery) – 10.27.12

Toledo News Now: Annual Tent City event to take place in downtown Toledo – 10.26.12

Toledo Blade: Downtown event aims to help the homeless beat the streets – 10.26.12

ToledoFAVs: Tent City founder just heeding God’s call – 10.2512

Toledo Blade: Campaign to aid homeless grows up around Tent City – 10.25.12

Toledo Blade: Photo show to benefit Tent City for homeless – 10.05.12

Toledo Free Press: Nature photo exhibit to benefit 1Matters – 10.02.12

Toledo Blade: Homeless vendors sell newspapers in program – 05.25.12

Toledo News Now: Area man takes advantage of homeless employment opportunity – 05.24.12

Toledo Blade: Homeless shelters at war with planners – 05.12.2012

Toledo Free Press: Homeless shelters face budget cuts, changes in systems – 05.11.2012

Toledo Blade: Jefferson Awards down to final 4 – 03.30.2012

WTOL: Jefferson Award winner Ken Leslie – 03.29.2012

Toledo Blade: Advocate secures grant for local homeless veterans – 03.16.2012

Toledo Blade: Council to honor 18 for compassionate acts – 03.10.12 1Matters in Flint helping veterans with Ann Arbor VA – 03.07.2012


NBC24: Tent City attracts hundreds in downtown Toledo – 10.29.2011

Toledo Blade: Toledo’s Tent City to offer free services – 10.28.2011

Toledo Blade: Nearly 300 attend Findlay event to get low-cost or free help – 10.23.2011

Toledo Blade: Hundreds walk for “unhoused” – 10.10.2011

Toledo Free Press: Musicians Unite for 1Matters Concert – 10.11.2011

Toledo Blade: Eye on Poverty (Editorial) – 10.09.2011

Toledo Blade: We need more compassion, not more government help (Commentary) – 10.06.2011

Toledo Blade: Harry Sandler exhibit – 10.06.2011

Toledo Blade: Harry Sandler Exhibit – 05.17.2011

Toledo Blade: Guest Editorial – A Homily on Hunger & Humanity – 04.05.2011


Toledo Blade: Tent City and 1Mile Matters – Toledo – 10.31.2010

WTOL: Inaugural 1Mile Matters – Toledo – 10.30.2010 Inaugural 1Mile Matters – Toledo – 10.27.2010

Toledo Blade: Mellencamp’s Message of Dignity – 10.22.2010

Toledo Free Press: Tent City puts focus on Toledo’s ‘unhoused’ – 10.21.2010

Toledo Free Press: Inaugural 1Mile Matters – Toledo – 10.21.2010

Toledo Free Press: Interview With John – 10.21.2010

Toledo Blade: Tent City 2010 – 9.18.2010

Toledo Blade: Homeless Board Needs New Focus – 02.21.2010


Toledo Free Press: Tent City offers glimpse into lives of ‘all the lonely people’ – 11.05.2009

Photos: 2009 Pancake Breakfast – 11.2.09


Toledo Blade: Guest Editorial – 10.25.2008

Toledo Blade: Early Election Drive – 10.05.2008

Toledo Blade: Letter to the Editor – 7th Letter Down – 10.02.2008

Toledo Blade: 1Votes Registration Drive – 09.15.2008

Programs & Partners

John Mellencamp Website: John Mellencamp World Homeless Day Promotion – 8.26.10

John Mellencamp Website: John Mellencamp PSA & Toledo Streets Interview – 8.8.10

Rolling Stone: John Mellencamp PSA’s – 7.16.10

WTOL (11 CBS): Mayor’s Poverty Task Force Adopts 1Matters – 6.5.2008

WTOL (11 CBS): Memorial Service – 12.21.07


Toledo Blade: Guest Editorial – A Homily on Hunger & Humanity – 04.05.2011