Last week Teresa had the opportunity to again present to the VetNet group at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. VetNet is a a group of community members focused on helping Douglas County’s veterans. Chris attended their meeting two months ago and gave an initial overview of Valiant Seed. Teresa followed up by presenting a business plan to the group.
At the meeting last week, VetNet members pledged to help find a realtor willing to work within Valiant Seed’s budget. Finding land is the tipping point for the project and is proving to be more challenging than we had anticipated.
Oregon real estate is scarce and expensive – which, of course, contributes to its high homeless rate. However, we are very confident something will come up.
One of the reasons we want to build out first community here is that Douglas County is supportive of veterans. Last year, the community came together to create a veteran students lounge at UCC. Currently, the college is looking to expand the services of the lounge and provide programming.
In the meantime, there are lots of ways you can help us start our first community. If you are local to Indiana, mark your calendar for our second annual Tiny Homes – Big Futures event. The silent auction last year was a huge success, so we hope to make it even bigger this year. If you have items to donate or you know someone who may be willing to support our cause with a donation, please use the contact us link to let us know.
Monetary donations are always welcome (and don’t forget they are tax deductible). Additionally, we are in need of volunteers to help with events, social media, outreach and grant writing. You can help us make a difference.
No one who defended our streets should be sleeping on them. Thank you for helping us help our heroes.
Tags: donate, homeless veterans, tiny homes
This post was written by teresamankin