Many of us have heard the plights of homeless veterans with no place to call home over recent years. This is especially sad given what these people have done for the country and its people.
Sadly, this is becoming increasingly commonplace. Countless veterans who have fought for their country find themselves discarded on the streets once their military life ends.
Fortunately, there is one group that has decided to take action and do something about this. This is the Veterans Community Project, which began in Kansas City and is now active in other areas.
How Does it Help?
So, how has this organization been helping? Well, it has helped to give homeless veterans a place to stay by building temporary housing in the form of tiny homes.
Founded by a group of veterans, the non-profit not only builds tiny homes for homeless veterans but also helps them with other things. It connects those who need help to valuable resources so they can improve their life quality.
The tiny homes that are built have the same structure in terms of design. However, they have different colors, as this then makes each one feel like home for the occupant.
Each of the homes includes heating, and they are ideal for a single person or couple. There is one bedroom, a living room, a kitchen, and a bathroom.
All the homes are connected to electricity services and other utilities, giving veterans one less thing to worry about. Some even have flags on the front porch area to show that a veteran occupies it.
Hard Work and Commitment
Having started in Kansas City, these homes are now being built in at least 500 other cities. This means that more and more veterans can enjoy a peaceful life and somewhere to live.
Of course, this is all down to the hard work and commitment of those involved in the project. People have been donating materials, time, and sheer effort to help create housing opportunities.
As these are community homes as part of the project, they are never owned by the veterans that live in them. However, veterans can live in them for as long as they wish while they get back on track.
For those who have sustained injuries or mental health issues while in service, this is ideal. It means that they have not only a roof over their heads but also the support of caring communities.