Homeless veterans in Campbell, Ohio, will soon have a place to stay while they get on their feet.
On Saturday, volunteers began remodeling two apartments that will be used for transitional housing to homeless veterans at no cost. It’s the beginning of an ambitious plan to remodel nearly 160 apartments and build a community for veterans, WKBN reports.
The project is being led by Iron Soup Historical Preservation Company, an organization that works to preserve, protect and revive historic sites in Campbell and Mahoning County, Ohio.
“Our veterans are fighting, dying, getting maimed and everything for us, and they’re homeless?” Linda Gens, executive director of the organization told the news station. “They should be in a home. They should not be on the street somewhere.”