Arnold Schwarzenegger has donated around $250,0000 to build 25 tiny houses for homeless veterans in West Los Angeles, USA.
The former bodybuilding champion coordinated with Village for Vets, a nonprofit group, to provide food and shelter to homeless and at-risk veterans, along with the Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough and AMVETS.
In a tweet that they made on Thursday this week, the movie icon and former governor of California, USA, said:
Today, I celebrated Christmas early. The 25 homes I donated for homeless veterans were installed here in LA. It was fantastic to spend some time with our heroes and welcome them into their new homes.
Arnold says he was inspired to help out homeless veterans after seeing a news report about a tent encampment occupied mainly by homeless veterans, which was later removed by the City of Los Angeles.
Earlier this week, the Village for Vets tweeted that Arnold’s $250,000 donation will be used to purchase and build 25 shelters at the Los Angeles VA’s Care Treatment Rehabilitative Services (CTRS) site.
During an interview with Elex Michaelson, the host of “The Issue Is” on Fox 11 Los Angeles, he said:
I’ve made and have this great success because of America. If it isn’t bodybuilding, if it isn’t business, if it isn’t show business, movies and politics — whatever I tackled I achieved because of America, so to me, it’s always great to give something back.
Bruce Henry Cooper, a veteran, personally thanked Arnold.
The donations to the Village for Fets mostly goes towards the tiny shelters of the organization.
According to the organization, the shelters are going to provide an elevated standard of living from tent encampments while veterans are trying to find permanent housing and stability.
Some of the money will also go towards providing essential services to homeless and at-risk veterans.