As a company, one of our pillars of success is Commitment to Service. This promise extends to serving not only our team members and clients, but also our communities. As part of this commitment, from October 16th to 27th, Academy Bank participated in "Days of Giving" to help create a positive and lasting impact on the lives of veterans.
This year, we partnered with the Veterans Community Project (VCP), which is one of the fastest-growing veterans' nonprofit organizations in America. The VCP's mission is simple: veterans helping veterans, supported by the strength of our community. They provide walk-in support services and transitional housing for anyone who took an oath to serve America, regardless of their discharge status or type of service. They are best known for their communities of tiny houses, which have transformed countless lives and given veterans a place to call home. Today, there are roughly 67,000 homeless veterans living in the United States and over 1 million living in poverty. The Veterans Community Project has already helped thousands of veterans out of homelessness and provided them with essential services, which we hope to continue with our support.
Many veterans arrive at VCP Village with very few possessions, often carrying the pain, uncertainty, and loneliness of homelessness. A tiny house equips them with essential items for a dignified and safe life, including furniture, appliances, housewares, and bedding—free of charge. When they are ready to move on to their permanent homes, they can take these belongings with them.
For Days of Giving, Academy Bank and Armed Forces Bank collected donations from clients, team members, and the community to furnish these tiny homes and give our heroes everything they need to start their new lives. We are happy to share the outcome:
We are keeping our monetary donation site active until Veterans Day. Will you help us reach $10,000 so we can furnish another house for a deserving veteran? Join us in combatting homelessness and making a significant difference in the lives of our heroes.
Check out our photos from Days of Giving!