Monday, March 31, 2008

The Big Give: Somewhere to Come Home to

More about the Big Give-Indiana project that my friend, Katie Taylor, is raising $120,000 for: (from the HVAF website)

Thanks to funding awarded to HVAF by the Department of Veterans Affairs, The City of Indianapolis Housing Trust Fund, and United Way of Central Indiana, HVAF has acquired a 40-bed apartment building, the Donald W. Moreau Sr. Veterans House, named in honor of former President/CEO and long-time champion of HVAF and its mission. Located in Indianapolis, this facility will increase HVAF's housing capacity by nearly 30%.

The first of its kind in Indiana, rather than living in congregated quarters, these 40 homeless veterans will reside in individually assigned, private apartments, equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom. Residents will also benefit from two on-site Social Workers and a security team. In hopes of creating a fully-operational, safe, and comfortable environment, HVAF will use the next few months to renovate this facility, a project for which the organization has already received funding.

An aspect of this project for which HVAF has not received the necessary funding, however, is for complete furnishing of the units. These homeless veterans will move into their apartments with little, if any, personal belongings.

HVAF is in need of beds, nightstands, tables, couches, chairs, appliances, linens, kitchen supplies, non-perishable food items and other furnishings to make this a home for our veterans. The Moreau House will be move-in ready for these veterans come summer 2008.

Operation Heartland is designed to meet this need and all funds and/or in-kind donations received through the project will be designated for the transformation, maintenance, and operating costs of these 40 new homes.

Please click here to view information on needed items and related costs.

The purpose of this list is to give you an idea of how your support and/or monetary donations can help our veterans.

Example: One $50 donation will allow HVAF to purchase one complete cookware set.

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. thanks you for your interest in this very special project.

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

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