Come see what Pennies for Quarters has in store for the homeless veterans of Port Angeles, eat some food and if you desire, volunteer to help in building a model tiny home!
Join Pennies for Quarters at Hartnagel Building Supply on Saturday, April 14th @ 9:00am – 4pm & Sunday the 15th from 10am- 2pm for a community awareness event. Volunteers for Pennies for Quarters will be building an example model tiny home on a trailer in the front parking lot of Hartnagel Building Supply. They’ll be using the home to build awareness and for fundraising purposes as they keep pushing towards their goal of building a transitional housing community for local homeless veterans.
Building teams will be lead by the Peninsula College and if you have a desire to volunteer your time with the build, please call 360-775-4222 to sign up.
There will also be a Kids Zone with coloring and other fun activities. Details on the food and entertainment are still being finalized.
Hartnagel Building Supply is located at 3111 East HWY 101 in Port Angeles, WA or click HERE for a map.
The mission of Pennies for Quarters is too create a community of transitional tiny houses for homeless veterans who want to get their lives back on track and to facilitate access to resources. Allowing those that have placed their lives on the line for our nation, those that served honorably, in peacetime and in war, to be lost in the system is unacceptable. They deserve our respect and we are proud to offer our time and effort to help
Pennies For Quarters will create a community of tiny houses to help homeless veterans in our community get their lives back on track by providing transitional shelter, common resources, and access to community and social services. Tiny houses will be constructed in clusters of 4 enabling the veterans to gradually re-establish social connections as they recover. Shared resources will include a common building and a community garden. The common building will provide space for meetings such as AA or individual, group, or family counseling; a computer room for access to training and job opportunities and reconnecting with family; and other facilities such as laundry room and stock room. Staff will assist veterans in accessing the existing community and social services and will ensure that members of the community adhere to a code of conduct. On-site counseling will help them recover from drug addiction, alcohol abuse, PTSD, and other mental or behavioral issues. Services such as financial counseling, guidance regarding local education and training opportunities, medical and dental assistance, and veterinary services for those with pets, will help them regain health and confidence. The combination of shelter, a sense of community, and access to resources will provide these brave men and women with a hand up as they accept the challenging mission to rebuild their lives.
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