The Brick is sponsoring the Edmonton ATCO Veterans Village (the Village), a housing initiative from Homes For Heroes Foundation, designed to support Canadian Armed Forces veterans who are experiencing homelessness.
The Village, located in the community of Evansdale in Edmonton, will consist of 20 tiny modular homes, a resource centre, counselors office, recreation space, and gardens. Through its sponsorship as a community partner, The Brick is donating furniture, appliances, and other necessary items to furnish the homes–each less than 28 m2 (300 sf) in size but fully equipped with the features of a larger home.
“As a proudly Canadian company–one with deep Edmonton roots–The Brick stands behind Canadian Armed Forces veterans,” said Dave Freeman, company president. “These men and women have risked everything for Canadians, and we are grateful for their service.”
With more than 5,000 veterans homeless in Canada, Homes For Heroes Foundation’s mission is to end this issue by providing affordable housing and critical support services. The organization endorses the concepts of providing wrap-around service delivery through a team-based and collaborative case management approach.
“Homes For Heroes Foundation feels very fortunate to have such a great community minded partner in The Brick,” said Dave Howard, president & CEO, Homes For Heroes Foundation. “They have shown great compassion and respect for those that have served, and I believe this donation is an extension of that support.”
The homes are currently under construction, with the Village scheduled to open on October 1, 2021.
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