Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 24, 2012
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (http://www.dvnf.org), a non-profit veterans service organization that focuses on helping men and women who serve and return home wounded or sick after defending our safety and our freedom, distributed hotel furniture and equipment from at least 20 hotel rooms to veterans through Homeward Vets in Southampton, MA (http://www.homewardvets.org). Homeward Vets serves almost 180 veterans annually who receive vouchers from VASH (Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program http://www.va.org). The hotel furniture that was donated by DVNF was delivered in stages from April 16-May 4 and is valued at more than $115,000. The deliveries to help veterans seeking housing with furnishings included just about everything in a hotel room, from the bed and dresser to a clothes iron.
“We are thrilled to be able to distribute this donation and work with Homeward Vets to distribute all this furniture and equipment,” said Raegan Rivers, Chief Administrative Officer of DVNF. “Many homeless veterans who get into an apartment often get discouraged with little to no furnishings and they may be tempted to go back to living on the streets. We hope these deliveries will encourage them to stay in an apartment with more amenities to make their home much more complete and stable.”
Homeward Vets is a non-profit organization in Western Massachusetts that helps to provide home furnishings to previously homeless veterans who are transitioning into permanent housing. These are veterans that have been chronically homeless and range from single men/women to families with children. The veterans are able to get vouchers or subsidies through various federally funded programs to live in permanent housing- which often is empty of any furnishings.
For more, go to http://www.dvnf.org