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A community fund forUnhoused Veterans

$1,472 given of $15,000 goal

Dionne's Home for Unhoused Veterans

Started by: Juliette Rando

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Having worked as a health aide at the VA Medical Center for four years, Dionne has grown attached to many of the veterans there. She always takes the time to sit with them and listen to their stories. And she’s learned that many of them are homeless. Many of them are currently living in the encampments that the city is determined to destroy.

 

As Dionne says “You talk to them and hear their stories and you feel bad. Somebody gotta help. I want to be a part of that.” Her vision is to provide a home for these veterans where she will cook for them, bring them to appointments, and provide them with a sense of community.

 

Now her dream is coming true- the VA has gifted her with a house, located near Lehigh Ave and 23rd St, that she can use once she fixes it up. But the house needs a lot of work. We’re raising money to get the roof replaced, the interior cleaned out, and the electrical wiring fixed. The house also needs a washer, dryer, and refrigerator.

 

At a time like this, when thousands of people in Philly are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless and the city continues to do nothing, housing efforts like Dionne’s are becoming increasingly vital. Please help Dionne reach her goal!

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Hey all, thank you SO much to everyone who has sent funds so far! Dionne told me a contractor started working on the roof last week! However, from seeing photos of the inside of the house, it's clear that a lot of work still needs to go into making this a safe and comfortable space for unhoused folks. The contractor is letting Dionne pay in installments, but the overall cost is still beyond her current means. Could you share this fundraiser with others in your network?

Posted by Juliette

September 18 at 11:56am

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  • Kathleen Flaherty4 days ago
  • Anonymous5 days ago
  • Breshon C. Martzall-Jones6 days ago
  • Allison Milman1 week ago i am so sorry this happened to you ❤️ wishing you all the best!
  • ALORA RANDO1 week ago Thanks for doing this important work! Good luck!
  • Angus Macdonald1 week ago
  • Kevin Boueri1 week ago Good luck!!
  • Lucas Knapp1 week ago
  • Hannah Murray1 week ago Good luck Dionne!
  • cwn1 week ago
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