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Bricks of Hope for Women Veterans

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June 05, 2017

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BENEFITING: FINAL SALUTE

THE STORY:

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Our organization, Final Salute, Inc., (a 501(c)3 nonprofit) is raising money to complete the renovation of our Alexandria transitional home (Karen's Home) for homeless women veterans and their children. 

In the fall of 2016, we partnered with Homeaid Northern Virginia and Winchester Homes to begin this $450,000 extensive renovation. Between the generosity of The Flatley Foundation, the builder, trade partners and companies like Home Depot, Van Metre and Bank of America, a lot of the cost were covered, however the cost have increased due to important, but very unexpected structural, zoning and permitting issues that were discovered after much needed updates and renovations had started. 

This has now created a need for an additional $150,000 to cover the cost of the remaining structural/permitting costs needed to get the home up to code and cover the temporary lodging for the women and children who resided in the home at the time of construction. We have had many challenges with this home, stemming from the previous ownership and have fought hard to rebuild this sanctuary for homeless women veterans and their children. 

Unfortunately, until we complete the renovation and get the home up to code, we are unable to re-open and house for the homeless women veterans and their children that live there. 

We are asking all that come across this campaign to donate at least 1 brick towards completion of the home:  

  • $25 - 1 brick and 1 day of housing for a homeless woman veteran and her      children 
  • $175 - 7 bricks and 1 week of housing for a homeless woman veteran and her children
  • $750 - 30 bricks and 1 month of housing for a homeless woman veteran and her children

Women veterans are currently the fastest growing homeless population in America. Through our operations at Karen’s HOME, we have provided over 12,000 days of housing through our transitional housing program. The facility provides up to 10 women veterans and their children with transitional housing for up to 2 years. Our transitional housing program has supported over 49 women veterans and children, to include Guardsmen and Reservists.  This is the only transitional home for homeless women veterans and their children in the DC Metro Area, but has supported women veterans nationwide who were unable to find housing in their local areas. 

This home has supported women veterans who were living in their cars, fleeing abusive relationships, sleeping from couch to couch and others who have struggled to find employment after transitioning from the military. This home has also allowed women veterans the opportunity to get their children back, whom they lost while homeless. Some women veterans even leave our transitional home and become homeowners themselves.  

Here is some background on our Alexandria home and the selfless woman veteran who went to battle on behalf of her sisters in arms: http://guardianofvalor.com/jaspen-boothe-saves-homeless-veterans-bidding-450k-home/ 

With the help of a generous donation from the Karen Ruth Keesling Trust we were able to secure a mortgage and purchase the home, but have spent the last few years getting the home in compliance. The organization, our leadership, staff, donors, partners, and volunteers have gone above and beyond for this home, but now need more help to complete our current mission. Without your support, women veterans and their children will lose this vital resource. 

Each donor will receive a "Brick Certificate of Appreciation" and special recognition at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Thank you in advance for your generous support!    

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To This Fundraiser

$61,149

MONEY RAISED
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  • Karen Ritter

     

  • Louis Bedor

    $25

  • Gary Ricketts

    $1,000

  • Mark Babcock

    $50

  • Richard Abril

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Shane Murray

    $100

  • Jessica Ferris

    $100

  • Cecelia

    $1,000

  • Dayna Cook

    $25

  • Wayne Pendley

     

  • Lisa and Andrew Ide

    $100

  • Deb Limback

    $175

  • Tina Johnson

    $100

  • COL (R) Sherry McCloud

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Team MVA2016 Sister Queens

    $50

  • Tammy Velasquez

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Mary-Jean and Don Hale (LTC,USAF,Ret)

    $25

  • Lisa Wolford

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Lady Brigade

    $100

  • Lysa Heslov

    $250

  • Cynthia Turner, U.S. Army Veteran (HOOAH)

    $100

  • Jan Spotts

    $25

  • Mary Sloper

    $25

  • Mary Rose and Family

    $25

  • Christina Camp

    $50

  • Erica Burnam

     

  • LTC (ret) & Mrs. Rob Pote

     

  • Kristen Ashley

    $500

  • The Collins Family

     

  • Margaret Blake

     

  • Peggy Kelly

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ryan Rauner

    $175

  • Tina Lee

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Davitch Family

    $25

  • Suzan Zimmerman

    $100

  • Jake Zimmerman

    $100

  • Sravant Lavu

    $50

  • Matt Edgar

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $175

  • Sheri Glatt

    $50

  • RealtyMarkets

    $50

  • Penni Spriggs

     

  • The Mackay Family

    $100

  • Meagan Postle

    $10

  • Gwen Denson

     

  • Natasha Murarka

    $25

  • Anh Grimm DDS PC

    $250

  • Jeffery T Valcourt

    $250

  • Belen

    $25

  • Erika Thompson

    $100

  • Borzou

    $25

  • Catherine S Read

    $100

  • Wayne Reynolds

    $50

  • Paul Williamson

    $50

  • Carol O'Donnell Khalsa

    $100

  • Deena S Disraelly

     

  • Eric Kuhla

    $100

  • Panthea Mohtasham

    $100

  • Diana Maria

    $25

  • Intupower, LLC

     

  • Francine Serafin

    $25

  • One Degree Capital

    $20

  • Cheree W.

    $25

  • In Memory of Dominic Nop

     

  • Glenn & Deborah Glakas

    $100

  • "Chet" Tset Wong

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Val Powers

    $25

  • Kim & Billy Carrroll

    $25

  • Tim Clark

    $150

  • Nancy Peters

    $100

  • Fenway Financial Group, LLC

    $50

  • Hilary Fordwich

    $100

  • Hanh Margand

     

  • Nikolai Gurdian

    $50

  • Tia D Lewis

    $50

  • Sanam Vivansia

     

  • Phil Bell

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ruben Gavilan

    $50

  • Kelly Hughes-Gorman

    $50

  • Howard Foard III (Army Vet)

    $50

  • Dr. Kelley Wood

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Neighbor

    $50

  • Kathryn N

    $50

  • Merritt Academy 5th grade Tiger Store

    $650

  • #LisaJ4MVA2017

    $100

  • The McQuay's

    $4,060

  • Dell Charitable Giving

    $150

  • Janet Coffey

    $25

  • CYTIQUEJ4MVA2017

     

  • Kelli Wray #MSVETERANAMERICA #Kelli4MVA2017

    $50

  • Savannah Raskey #mva2017

    $50

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41% Raised of $150,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $61,149 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

FINAL SALUTE

Amount Raised

$41,274

 

28% Raised of $150,000 Goal

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Cognosante BITS

Amount Raised

$12,180

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Ryan Rauner

Amount Raised

$3,840

 

77% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Team MVA2016 Sister Queens

Amount Raised

$2,500

Fundraiser Title

Liz Blackmon

Amount Raised

$295

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Rui Li

Amount Raised

$200

 

4% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Jackson

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Savannah Raskey #mva2017

Savannah Raskey #mva2017

DONATION: $50

For all my sisters in arms who served and are currently serving. We must never lose hope <3 2 weeks ago

Kelli Wray #MSVETERANAMERICA #Kelli4MVA2017

Kelli Wray #MSVETERANAMERICA #Kelli4MVA2017

DONATION: $50

In Memory of SSgt Geoffrey Burleson 2 weeks ago

CYTIQUEJ4MVA2017

CYTIQUEJ4MVA2017

I've got your 6 4 weeks ago

Janet Coffey

Janet Coffey

DONATION: $25

In honor of my Grandfather and all US Vets. 2 months ago

Dell Charitable Giving

Dell Charitable Giving

DONATION: $150

2 months ago

The McQuay's

The McQuay's

DONATION: $4,060

2 months ago

#LisaJ4MVA2017

#LisaJ4MVA2017

DONATION: $100

#MVA2017Finalist 3 months ago

Merritt Academy 5th grade Tiger Store

Merritt Academy 5th grade Tiger Store

DONATION: $650

In support of homeless women veterans and the 8th grade leadership project at our school! 3 months ago

Kathryn N

Kathryn N

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Neighbor

Neighbor

DONATION: $50

Helping neighbors, fellow vets, and kids 3 months ago