Veterans once sacrificed their lives to defend our freedom. It was not guaranteed that they would return alive from dangerous war zones. Their sacrifices make them heroes, and we can’t thank them enough for their service.
Unfortunately, most of those who survived suffer from mental health issues, medical issues, easy access to healthcare, getting a job, and the most prevalent of all – homelessness. After giving all they have to the country, they receive little to nothing in return.
Many non-profit organizations are always ready to help our mighty veterans, particularly by providing them with a place to call “home.”
Project for the Veterans Community
In Kansas City, Missouri, VCP is a non-profit organization founded by Chris Stout, an Army veteran; Kevin Jamison, a Marine veteran; and Mark Solomon, a Navy reservist.
The community offers tiny homes to veterans in need of a safe place to stay. From above, the Veterans Community looks like a small town situated on 4.9 acres of land.
Tiny homes aren’t the only thing we offer.
It is not only about providing veterans with a place to stay, but also about giving them back their dignity and sense of ownership. We want to give these then mighty warriors a sense of pride once again by giving them something they can be proud of.
“This isn’t just a couple of months, then you’re back in an apartment,” said Wes Williams, director of veterans services at VCP. “Now is the time for you to take a deep breath, exhale, and learn how to dream again.”
The VCP also has a community building and an outreach center in addition to tiny homes. Together, veterans and service providers are finding jobs, accessing health care, and finding stable housing there.
How do these tiny houses work?
They have everything they need! As small as they seem, each house has a television, a cozy bed, a toilet, a shower, a kitchen, and a small living room. It’s a straight-up house equipped with everything a person could possibly need.
The VCP also allows veterans to bring whatever appliances they want with them once they move out. Whenever a house is vacated, it is refurbished with new appliances for the next occupant. That’s a lot, isn’t it? I agree, there is too much kindness!
Kindness is the foundation of a community.
The majority of veterans own dogs, and inside the community, their furry friends are welcome as well! It was only made more enjoyable and welcoming by the veterans’ dogs.
Many people wanted to be a part of building this beautiful community because of the VCP’s mission and vision. According to the VCP, 70% of the city was built by them.
This place is filled with kindness, love, and a sense of community.
One veteran said: “I’ve never had anyone do anything for me in this community. I have always taken care of my family and friends – but this is incredible… Now how blessed can a person be?”
It couldn’t be more true! VCP and its wonderful cause deserve to be known to more people.
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