The Roseburg community will receive the keys to two tiny homes in a long-awaited gifting
ceremony at the Valiant Seed Veterans Village Saturday, September 28 at 12:30PM.
This event completes a two-day tiny home custom furniture and finish carpentry
workshop led by A&E television series Tiny House Nation Co-Host Zack Giffin. Members of the veterans community had a hands-on opportunity to learn finish carpentry and multifunctional furniture skills while completing the two donated tiny homes.
The celebration, which is open to the community, will be held at the site of the village; 1022 SE Cobb Street in Roseburg at 12:30 PM on Saturday, September 28. Operation Tiny Home will present the United Community Action Network (UCAN) with the keys to the tiny homes that will be used as an affordable semi-permanent housing solution for female veterans struggling with housing instability.
“It’s really exciting to see the first two tiny homes for female veterans in Douglas County ready for their occupants,” said Valiant Seed Founder and Executive Director Teresa Mankin. “And just as important, I really hope this serves as an additional model for what affordable housing can look like in Douglas County.”
Valiant Seed and Operation Tiny Home teamed up last Veterans Day to start the project. Dozens of local veterans turned out for a three-day workshop led by Giffin to build the first home.
The Gifting Ceremony will be about gifting the homes to the community, as well as acknowledging and celebrating the contributions of donors, partners, participants, and volunteers that united to make this possible. Wells Fargo Foundation donated $120,000 to support Operation Tiny Home’s Building A Better Future for Veterans Program and Wells Fargo team members will volunteer in support roles during the workshop.
“Operation Tiny Home is here to offer stability, a life with dignity, and the possibility of a new future for veterans in need,” said Operation Tiny Home Founder and Executive Director, Gabrielle Rapport. “It’s an honor to be partnered with Wells Fargo, Valiant Seed, and UCAN to help break down barriers and pave the way for lasting solutions that will put an end to the affordable housing crisis in Douglas County.”
“Wells Fargo is committed to service members, veterans, and their families and this grant is just one way we thank them for their service,” said Jeff Chavannes, military community programs manager for Wells Fargo, and an Army veteran.
To see photos from the 2018 build, click here.Tags: homeless veterans, Operation Tiny Home, Tiny House Nation, veterans, Wells Fargo, Zack Giffin
This post was written by teresamankin