One year ago, Michael Lewis-Arthur Meyers climbed up an 80-foot-high light pole in the city of Surprise, Arizona. Not many had ever heard of him or his charity, the “Veterans on Patrol,” but what he did that day had a purpose that would be a turning point in U.S. history.
Meyers wanted nothing more than to gather attention for an Army Veteran who was suicidal due to being railroaded by the system. Lewis ended this momentous day by staying in a jail-cell for his efforts, but what he accomplished left a much bigger impact bigger than what he expected.
Lewis Arthur and his wife, Flow, along with countless donors and volunteers, have taken Arizona by storm with their efforts to locate and provide shelter, medical assistance, legal assistance and spiritual help to the lost and forgotten men and women of our armed forces. Although Lewis is not a veteran himself, his love for those who served is clear in his every action.
Lewis, like many people that try to do good for humanity, has been attacked often. His latest adversary is a man that has tried to steal money by using the organization’s good name as well as stealing close to $100,000 worth of donated material from what Lewis has named “Delta Base.” Thankfully, locals kept a close watch on Delta Base and reported all comings and goings to Lewis via text and calls.
There were also many social media supporters that campaigned and came together to expose the crooks and scammers and mostly put a stop to that. There are still ongoing internet attacks against Lewis and his wife Flow, but the couple is very well aware and still forging ahead in the right way. Local police are aware of Lewis and they often send those in need to the camps that VOP has setup. He has recently taken their advice and started volunteer forms to better protect his organization from future theft.
To a hero that is helping our nation’s heroes – We Salute You, Lewis Arthur, and V.O.P
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