ABCCM Veterans' Restoration Quarters Campaign

$2,485 from 30 donors $25,000 goal

What is the cost of the project?

ABCCM has been selected for a matching grant of about $20,000 by the Veterans Administration. Johnson Roofing Concepts is making another contribution and, thanks to their in-kind gift, this project that was going to cost $90,000, is now going to cost $45,000! Before the rain clouds burst again, or heavy snow falls, will you be a champion for homeless veterans and help raise $25,000?

What impact does my gift make?

Your gift provides matching funds to secure another $20,000 from the Veterans Administration. The complex nature of this 10,625 sq. ft. facility that provides all the meals, training, community relationships and administration makes it essential to the life-safety in serving 250 veterans each day. Your gift will be used for this project so that we can continue helping these men be successful in moving toward a brighter future.

What is the Veterans’ Restoration Quarters?

The VRQ represents the third largest transitional facility for homeless male veterans in the nation and is under the umbrella of the Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (abccm.org). This 10 acre campus is only one mile from the V.A. Medical Center – Asheville. The kitchen and dining facilities are large enough to handle 1,000 meals a day and seat 250 men at a time. The VRQ also houses the first nationally chartered American Legion Post which is run by formerly homeless veterans for our homeless veterans and is 137 members strong, A.L. Post 526.

Thanks to...

Nov 3 Ross gave $20 for renovation costs of the Veterans Restoration Quarters
Feb 27 Joan made a $200 contribution
Dec 20 Kathryn gave $100 for renovation costs of the Veterans Restoration Quarters
Dec 4 Paul made a $25 contribution
Dec 2
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Ed made a $100 contribution
Victor made a $100 contribution
Nov 27 Jim gave $20 for renovation costs of the Veterans Restoration Quarters
Mark gave $10 for renovation costs of the Veterans Restoration Quarters
Nov 25 Scott made a $200 contribution
Nov 21 Cliff made a $50 contribution
Nov 18 American Legion Post 56 made a $250 contribution
Carol made a $10 contribution
Stephanie made a $100 contribution
Nov 17 Victor gave $20 for renovation costs of the Veterans Restoration Quarters
Nov 16 Jack & Kay gave $50 for renovation costs of the Veterans Restoration Quarters
Cecil made a $100 contribution
Nov 15 Elizabeth gave $100 for renovation costs of the Veterans Restoration Quarters
Bob made a $100 contribution
Stan gave $50 for renovation costs of the Veterans Restoration Quarters
Julie made a $50 contribution
Bill gave $105 for renovation costs of the Veterans Restoration Quarters
Jack gave $100 for renovation costs of the Veterans Restoration Quarters
Lise made a $50 contribution
Nov 14 Michael made a $50 contribution
Bob made a $250 contribution
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Kelley gave $25 for renovation costs of the Veterans Restoration Quarters
Nov 12
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Caleb made a $25 contribution
Wanda made a $25 contribution
Nov 8 Cynthia made a $100 contribution
Greg gave $100 for renovation costs of the Veterans Restoration Quarters

Veterans Need a Roof at ABCCM’s VRQ

When a homeless veteran looks up while eating, he sees the water stains on the ceiling tiles.  When a veteran kitchen helper saw drips running into a light fixture, he cut the power just in time to avert a crisis.  We have made lots of patches during this record breaking rainy season.  ABCCM Veterans’ Restoration Quarters (VRQ) has already put on new roofs over three residential wings and now we need your help!  We need a roof over our training rooms, kitchen and dining facilities for 250 veterans a day.  The roof requires a total replacement according to experts in the city’s Building Inspection Department and the Facilities Manager of the V.A. Medical Center – Asheville.

ABCCM had experts conduct boring samples on the flat roof.  All of these samples showed significant decay.  The roof is essentially water logged. Bids came in at $90,000-$95,000.  The City Building Inspector’s advice to our Property Committee was to strip off the old roofing material; replace it with a new molded insulation and TPO material that would restore the integrity of the roof as originally engineered.  This is needed because of the significant decay, over an area that is approximately 10,625 sq. ft.

ABCCM was selected for a matching grant of about $20,000 by the Veterans Administration.  Johnson Roofing Concepts made an in-kind gift which will bring the original cost of $90,000 to $45,000.  Now we need your help to raise the remaining $25,000!

As part of a larger capital campaign, we need to raise $25,000 to replace this 10,625 sq. ft.  roof.  Your gift of $10-$100 will help provide the matching funds.  Your gift will put a roof over our veterans!  Thanks for considering this small investment with such a major impact for our humble heroes.  The winter clouds are gathering, will you help?

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