Veteran Robert, his wife Angie and their two children have now moved out of their car and into their new home, a two-bedroom, one bath renovated apartment operated by Volunteers of America Northern California and Northern Nevada. They are very grateful to now have a true home that is a safe place to raise their children. The family came up with the idea of an ice cream social as a way for the veterans and their families to thank the building teams, organizations, and donors who made their new homes possible.
The Ice Cream Social was hosted by HomeAid Sacramento and Volunteers of America and gave the veterans and their families an opportunity to gather and show thanks in a meaningful way. It also served as a way for everyone to welcome home the veteran families.
When completed by the end of 2018, a total of 12 apartments will add 23 beds for veteran families. Taylor Morrison and USA Properties Fund were the Builder Captains on the project, with KB Home donating much of the furniture through their KB CARES program. Taylor Morrison employees also happily stocked the pantries and brought in a plethora of housewares and linens for families moving in.
First reactions tell all. Watch this video of Robert and Angie as they see their new home for the first time.
About Volunteers of America
Founded locally in 1911, Volunteers of America Northern California and Northern Nevada (VOA) is a faith based nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of homeless individuals and families through sustainable housing and employment. Recognizing the specific needs of those who served our country, VOA provides specialized programs for homeless and at-risk veterans and their families in the Greater Sacramento area with numerouservices include rapid re-housing, case-management, peer counseling, and homeless prevention. A large focus is heavily placed on increasing our veteran men's and women's employment possibilities through life and job skills classes. For more information visit https://www.voa-ncnn.org/
About HomeAid Sacramento
HomeAid Sacramento has built hope in the Sacramento Region for nearly twenty-two years, and has completed over ninety projects in the community. HomeAid’s mission is to build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. For more information please visit http://www.homeaidsac.org/.