This past fall, our very own Red Deer Carpet One Floor & Home Canada partnered with Homes for Heroes Foundation to build tiny house villages for veterans across Canada. Homes for Heroes is a non-profit organization with a mission to end homelessness among veterans who are transitioning from the military to civilian life. Homes for Heroes also provides savings on real estate and support for firefighters, EMS, military, law enforcement officers, health care professionals, and teachers.
Alberta’s locally-owned member store Red Deer Carpet One Floor & Home, alongside their fellow sponsor Shnier (Canada’s leading floor covering company) helped to create the 20-house community in Edmonton, Canada. Providing 5,000 to 9,000 beds a night for homeless veterans, the village, their first project opened on December 1st and began housing vulnerable veterans.
Each tiny home features a kitchen, living room, bathroom, and sleeping area. The homes face inward towards an open green space with a courtyard, encouraging peer-to-peer interactions and support. In addition, the community itself features a central resource center, counseling office, and a community garden.
Red Deer Carpet One Floor & Home and Shnier provided all the flooring for the project, using wood-look luxury vinyl plank and dark grey porcelain backsplashes.
“As we learned about the extraordinary number of Canadian Armed Forces vets who struggle with homelessness when they return to civilian life, we were convinced that the Homes for Heroes approach was wise and well-planned. We wanted to help,” said Andrew Wiebe, President of Red Deer Carpet One Floor and Home. “These tiny homes are special. They are functional and durable, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t beautiful. Helping create beautiful spaces is what we do every day, and it has been wonderful to be able to provide flooring and tile for these homes together with our partners at Shnier.
To learn more about Red Deer Carpet One’s efforts working with Homes for Heroes, watch their in-depth video of the building process on their Facebook Page.
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