Special to Iredell Free News

Fifth Street Ministries, Purple Heart Homes and the Piedmont Veterans’ Assistance Council (PVAC) are excited to announce a new collaborative project.

Purple Heart Homes is gifting two of its tiny homes to Fifth Street Ministries with the support of PVAC.

PVAC will also be offering a matching gift challenge to help fund costs, including utility hook-ups, foundations, decking and landscaping. The challenge will begin on Giving Tuesday, November 30, and giving will continue through the end of the year.

Each organization is “playing to its strengths.” PVAC is offering great support. Purple Heart Homes is offering the homes and facilitating the construction process. Fifth Street Ministries will identify possible residents and offer wrap-around services.

Fifth Street officials said they are thankful for the opportunity to work together on this project. Homelessness — and particularly veteran homelessness — is a problem in our community that no organization can tackle alone.

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