“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
― Theodore Roosevelt
Tiny houses are making a gigantic impact in the lives of homeless veterans right here in Kansas City. KMBC reported last week how “thirteen homeless veterans are now getting new leases on life” through the work of the Veteran’s Community Project. Read the article here.
The article is timely, because on February 12, United Believers Community Church’s PEACEMAKER’S Military Ministry is hosting a meeting to help end veteran homelessness in our city. This planning meeting, in conjunction with the Veteran’s Community Project Adopt-a-House program, will include a household item drive.
Here are the full details from Gerald Beechum from the PEACEMAKER ministry.
End Veteran Homelessness in Kansas City Planning Meeting
WHAT: Planning Meeting in conjunction with the Veteran’s Village Adopt-A-House program.
WHEN: 6:30P.M. Monday February. 12, 2018
WHERE: United Believers Community Church(UBCC), South Campus 5600 E.112thTerrace KCMO, 64134
WHO: UBCC PEACEMAKER’S Military Ministry and YOU (INTERESTED CHURCHES)
HOW: We want to jump start a Veteran’s new life transition from off the street into a new tiny house. Plant a seed for future follow-up to share the Gospel. Please donate/collect/provide new or gently used household items, such as cookware, silverware, serving utensils, plates, cups, dishtowels, small appliances, blankets, sheets(twin), pillows, mops & buckets, brooms, trash cans/bags; hygiene items (soap, toothpaste/brush, deodorant etc.) and household durables such as flashlights, batteries, & backpacks. BRING SOME ITEMS TO OUR MEETING
Background on Veteran’s Community Project
THE GOAL: Veteran’s Community Project is creating Veterans Village — a community of 50 transitional tiny-homes and onsite services to provide housing stability and address the underlying cause of the Veteran’s homelessness. This combination of housing stability and onsite services will lead to more successful permanent housing outcomes.
THE REASON: Help end Veteran homelessness in Kansas City. In contrast to traditional homeless services, a tiny-home provides the Veteran with privacy, a sense of security, and the ability to reintegrate at a comfortable pace. Veteran services are facilitated through an onsite community center that provides the Veterans with mentoring, case management, counseling, and linkage to other programs and services.
WHERE? Veterans Community Project Adopt A House (Tiny Homes) Program at 8900 Troost Avenue, KCMO
BACKGROUND on SBC Military Ministry
The vision is to see a movement within SBC churches that demonstrates God’s love and the gospel’s power impacting and transforming the lives of our nation’s military members and their families.
Help Military Families
One of NAMB’s strategies for providing spiritual support and resources to military communities, in partnership with local Southern Baptist churches and other kingdom partners, is to plant a dynamic, growing SBC church near every major United States military installation.