In June, 44 formerly homeless veterans will be moving into Soldier On’s new Gordon H. Mansfield (GHM) Veterans Community in Leeds, MA. This limited-equity cooperative is modeled after Soldier On’s successful Pittsfield GHM Veterans Community and features beautiful, sustainable, LEED Gold certified design and serves as permanent housing that is owned and operated by the veterans living within it. Soldier On provides direct services to each resident of the cooperative such as case management, counseling, addictions support, transportation and employment training and assistance.
Today, the veterans of Soldier On need your help! We are asking that friends of our organization donate or fundraise so that we can purchase furniture for each of the 44 new homeowners. Each room will cost $2,500 and will include bedroom, kitchen and living room furniture – everything necessary for veterans to feel comfortable and established in a new home.
We would like to give supporters the opportunity to memorialize a loved one in this initiative! Funders who donate or are able to raise $2,500 through Crowdrise will be given the opportunity to name a unit of this new cooperative in memory of a friend or loved one. The name will be proudly displayed on the door of the unit they fund!
If you would like to join the Soldier On fundraising team, visit the Soldier On Furniture Fundraiser page and click “Fundraise for This Campaign” on the right side of the page to begin fundraising. To make a donation, simply click “donate to this fundraiser”.
We thank you for your support of Soldier On and willingness to contribute to this community of new homeowners!