The St. Louis Cardinals have partnered with Weekends Only Furniture to provide local organizations that support veterans with new furniture for their facilities. Three local organizations, Missouri Veterans Endeavor, The Veterans Community Project St. Louis, and The Salvation Army Midland Division Transition in Place (TIP) program, will each receive $3,500 in furniture to furnish their facilities.
“We are proud to partner with Weekends Only to provide furniture to these well-deserving organizations that support our local veterans,” said Michael Hall, Vice President of Community Relations & Executive Director of Cardinals Care. “We are especially thankful to the veterans in our community who have sacrificed so much to serve our country.”
“Service. A concept woven into the fabric of America. I can think of no higher act of service than what we see exemplified in those who have served our country in the armed services,” said Lane Hamm, President & CEO of Weekends Only Furniture & Mattress. “We are humbled to be able to partner with Cardinals Care and these organizations to recognize and thank the Veterans that each of these charities support.”
Missouri Veterans Endeavor is a community for homeless veterans and their families. The key to MOVE’s success begins with veterans living among their peers in a secure and sober environment with on-site counseling services available 24/7. The 21-unit apartment site houses up to 40 veterans or veteran families.
The Veterans Community Project St. Louis is located on a 3.5-acre property in the heart of the Jeff Vander Lou neighborhood. The campus will include a village of tiny houses for Veterans experiencing homelessness and a Veterans Outreach Center to provide walk-in support services for any Veteran in the St. Louis metro area. Each tiny house provides everything a Veteran needs to live with dignity and security; new furniture, appliances, housewares, bedding, personal items, and utilities – all free of charge. Construction of the project began this month and is expected to be completed by winter of 2022.
Transition in Place (TIP) is part of The Salvation Army’s range of veterans’ services and operates out of the Veterans Residence facility. The TIP program is designed to assist homeless Veterans by providing sub-leased apartments at scattered housing sites throughout the community. The Salvation Army fully furnishes the apartments and pays up to 100% of the rent and utilities until the veteran can sustain expenses on their own.