Arnold Schwarzenegger donated 25 mini-houses for homeless veterans on Christmas Eve
Arnold Schwarzenegger donated 25 mini-houses for homeless veterans and their pets. The former governor of California spoke about this on his Instagram on Christmas Eve.
“Today, I celebrated Christmas early. The 25 homes I donated for homeless veterans were installed here in LA. It was fantastic to spend some time with our heroes and welcome them into their new homes. I want to thank @villageforvets for arranging the homes and being a fantastic partner, @secvetaffairs, @amvetshq and everyone who worked with us and made this possible. We proved that when we all work together, we can solve any problem. “
The total cost of the buildings was about $ 250,000. Although the houses are small, each one has a bed, storage shelves, electrical outlets, heating, and air conditioning.
Schwarzenegger thanked the nonprofit Village for Vets and other partners with whom this project was implemented.
The actor, who recently officially divorced journalist Maria Shriver, added on his Twitter account that such actions reflect the “spirit of Christmas”:
“This is what Christmas is all about. All of you have the power to do something for someone else this holiday season. It doesn’t have to be big. Just give a few minutes of your time to help someone else.”
The Village for Vets organization explained that the project, for which the actor allocated personal funds, is intended to provide war veterans with temporary housing while they are in the process of transitioning from life on the street to living in more acceptable conditions. This process is long and difficult since according to data for 2020, almost four thousand homeless veterans live in Los Angeles.
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