Beaver Street Veterans Villas - Grand Opening Ceremony
On April 19, at 2:00 pm, the Clara White Mission held a grand opening ceremony for the Beaver Street Veterans Villas which are 16 apartments adjacent to the Clara White Mission. Homeless veterans often spend time at the Clara White Mission, getting trained, rehabilitated and prepared to re-enter the work force. The accommodations at the Clara White Mission are communal and sparse at best. Once a veteran finds employment, they can apply to rent an apartment at the Veterans Villas sponsored by the Clara White Mission. The apartments are fully furnished, have a bedroom, sitting room, kitchen and a private bath. The vet must maintain the apartment in good condition, pay rent and continue to be a model citizen.
On the day of the Grand Opening several vets proudly showed off their apartments and were happy to tell their story. Seeing them and hearing their stories made all the work and effort mean so much more.
The Deercreek Women’s Alliance generously donated $1000 to assist in furnishing an apartment. Two volunteers, Michelle Abner and Carol D’Onofrio assisted in setting up and decorating the first apartment with the donated funds. That apartment became a model and the standard for other apartments within the Villas.
The DWA is proud to be part of this project and appreciates the additional donations made by the members of the Alliance. To learn more or donate to the Clara White Mission please visit www.clarawhitemission.com
Posted on Tue, May 23, 2017
by Carmen Kelly