Homeless to Homeness

At one point, we had learned that our Veterans were spending weeks and months without beds, nothing to sleep in, sit on, or eat with. In the Kearns family, we knew all too well what it felt like to work so hard to overcome personal struggles, and so it was discouraging to see our Veterans going from the streets, to a bed, and then back to sleeping on the floor.

 

So, we began hosting furniture drives, collecting all the furniture and household items one would need to fill a home. We even began making cleaning kits and food boxes, given to the Veterans once we moved them in, providing them that little bit of extra assistance but showing them that they are cared about in a great way. When we moved a Veteran into his apartment, a team of volunteers would work tirelessly to load and unload furniture, unpack boxes, clean, set up and decorate each apartment so that it would become transformed into a home our Veterans could feel proud of.

 

One monthly meal quickly grew to 4 or 5, and as more time was spent at the MANA House, an even greater need was realized: our beloved Veterans, who worked so hard trying to overcome the obstacles that led them to homelessness, were moving out of the MANA house and into their own apartments.

 

We learned that our Veterans were spending weeks and months without beds, nothing to sleep in, sit on, or eat with. In the Kearns family, we knew all too well what it felt like to work so hard to overcome personal struggles, and so it was discouraging to see ourVeterans going from the streets, to a bed, and then back to sleeping on the floor. So, we began hosting furniture drives, collecting all the furniture and household items one would need to fill a home. We even began making cleaning kits and food boxes, given to the Veterans once we moved them in, providing them that little bit of extra assistance but showing them that they are cared about in a great way.

 

When we moved a Veteran into his apartment, a team of volunteers would work tirelessly to load and unload furniture, unpack boxes, clean, set up and decorate each apartment so that it would become transformed into a home our Veterans could feel proud of.

 


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