Valiant Seed is headquartered in Oregon. The people who help make it happen live all over the country — in California, Minnesota, Indiana and Wisconsin, just to name a few. As our intrepid leader Teresa has settled in to Oregon, she is making connections, meeting people who work with veterans in many capacities, and trying to determine how we can all work together to make our tiny home community a reality.
Minnesota has been successful in reducing its population of homeless veterans over the last few years, and just yesterday a new facility opened up that will give another one hundred veterans a safe, warm place to call their own, a chance to reconnect with family members, and, for some, an opportunity to go to college and start a business. More on that here and here.
That is exactly what we at Valiant Seed want to do; provide a safe place, offer opportunities for education and retraining, provide access to mental and physical health services. The problem of homelessness doesn’t have a solution — it has MANY solutions.
If this issue is important to you — if you know a veteran who needs these services — if you believe, like we do, that it is our duty as citizens to ensure no one who has fought on behalf of this country has to live in the streets — we need you.
November 11 is Veterans’ Day. It also happens to be the day of the 3rd Annual Tiny Homes – Big Futures fundraiser. It’s happening at the Eagles in Plainfield, IN but no matter where you are, you can contribute. You can donate items for the silent auction, you can spread the word via social media, and you can encourage friends and family to make a one-time or a monthly tax-deductible donation. Every little bit helps — and those ongoing donations will help us to do real work right now.
–JHTags: 501(c)3, donate, veterans
This post was written by teresamankin