A little over a year ago, Ed Harmon, became aware of a terrible situation concerning a homeless veteran. The veteran subsequently died due to lack of a shelter.
Our Mission is to provide short term shelter for Homeless Veterans who do not have immediate access to shelter. At the present we are partnered with Maine Bureau of Veterans Services to identify current needs. There are at least 10 Homeless Veterans who meet these criteria at any point in time in the State of Maine.
Currently we have constructed a Prototype, which is currently being used as a demonstration model and found functioning units. All four functioning units have been made available to the Maine Bureau of Veterans Services and all units are being occupied by homeless veterans. This has been done with donated funds, services and materials. As a note, if we were to have paid full cost for all materials, each unit would have cost in excess of nine thousand dollars. The out of pocket cost for a completed unit is nearly $5200.
We have ordered our second batch of 4 trailers which will cost just under $14,000 to get them to our location plus another $7800. to retro fit for the completed homeless trailers. The increase cost is due to increase pricing of both the bare trailers and an increase in the cost of heaters.
These completed trailers are ready for occupancy with super insulation, refrigerators, microwaves, beds, heaters, port-a-potties and bedding. There is no running water as we do live in Maine and winder can be cold, also the variety of location does not insure availability of secured hookups.
We hope you will want to partner in to help meet this growing need.
Ed Harmon - President
Giving back to Veterans