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PABA Hosts Veterans Housing Group

November 22nd, 2016 - 09:30 am

Port Angeles - “Pennies For Quarters” has moved another step closer to creating small housing units for homeless veterans in Clallam County.

The idea behind this housing community, is to put up to 40 tiny homes on 6 acres of land along with a central building that will provide have laundry facilities, and room for AA meetings or other individual counseling or therapy options for those that may be suffering from PTSD, or other issues.

One of the founders for Pennies For Quarters, Matt Rainwater, addressed members of the Port Angeles Business Association (PABA) Tuesday morning.

The name, Pennies For Quarters, is actually more literal than you might think. Matt Rainwater explained how he came up with the name.

Rainwater says the group is still working up to a fund raising campaign in order to purchase land for the homes they plan to build. They also have to handle a number of internal administrative tasks to move forward.

Based on recent stand down events that are held specifically for veterans , organizers counted approximately 200 homeless veterans. Organizers say that counting veterans who do not attend such events, that homeless veteran numbers for Clallam County might actually be closer to 400.

Pennies For Quarters is currently in a “fiscal sponsorship” with the Green Alliance for Veterans Education/Northwest Veterans Resource Center, which allows people to give tax deductible donations to Pennies for Quarters through them.

More information about this effort is available on the organization's web page: www.PenniesforQuarters.org

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