Schwarzenegger coordinated with Village for Vets, a nonprofit devoted to offering meals and shelter to homeless and at-risk veterans, in addition to Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough and volunteer group American Veterans (AMVETS) to construct the tiny houses.
“Today, I celebrated Christmas early. The 25 homes I donated for homeless veterans were installed here in LA,” the previous governor wrote in a Thursday tweet. “It was fantastic to spend some time with our heroes and welcome them into their new homes.”
Village for Vets stated in a Thursday tweet that Schwarzenegger’s $250,000 donation to the nonprofit “made it possible” for the group “to purchase and build the remaining 25 shelters” on the Los Angeles VA’s Care Therapy Rehabilitative Providers (CTRS) website.
“I’ve made and have this great success because of America,” the previous bodybuilder and actor born in Austria instructed Elex Michaelson, host of FOX 11 Los Angeles
Veteran Bruce Henry Cooper personally thanked Schwarzenegger in an interview with FOX 11 Los Angeles.
“It‘s been a life-saver for me,” Cooper, who lives in one of many tiny houses, instructed the outlet, including that the previous governor “has not forgotten…anybody.”
AMVETS member Rob Reynolds instructed FOX 11 that the houses are outfitted with electrical energy, heating and air con.
Donations to Village for Vets go towards the group’s tiny shelters, which “provide an elevated standard of living from tent encampments while veterans are on their journey to find permanent housing and stability,” and different applications offering important companies to homeless and at-risk veterans, in keeping with the nonprofit’s web site.