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Homeless Veterans Get a Major Boost From Local Community

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A Kansas City, Missouri group is building “tiny homes” for homeless veterans.

The houses measure just 240 square feet, but provide infinitely more hope to those who sacrificed so much for us.

The project is known as Veterans Village. It operates under the auspices of the Veterans Community Project in Kansas City.

The whole thing was started by Kevin Jamison, a Marine Corps. veteran.

“These are my brothers and sisters out there on the streets,” Jamison told WDAF. “We didn’t want to see any veteran suffering.”

While the houses are indeed tiny, Jamison said they give the homeless veterans a real chance to get on their feet.

“We want to give them something they can stay in, call it their own and then socialize and re-integrate at their own pace,” he explained.

Group Effort

Other veterans groups have answered the call and are helping get these home ready.

Team Rubicon and the Wounded Warrior Project cleared a large plot of land in Kansas City. Fifty of the “tiny homes” are expected to be built there by next winter.

Most of the wood used to build the houses is being provided by 2x4s For Hope, a group out of Quincy, Illinois.

Chris Lawrence of 2x4s For Hope said they are eager to do all they can to help the veterans. “We’re just trying to help make a difference. Little by little, one board at a time.”

Messages of Hope

The wood boards provided by 2x4s For Hope are often inscribed with handwritten messages from donors and supporters.

Jamison is making sure those messages are visible to the veterans who come to live in the houses.

“We’re going to see how we can work into the interior design a way the veterans can see some of these messages,” he said.

H/T Opposing Views

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