Veterans Community Project
American Window and Door is a proud sponsor of the Veterans Community Project. The VCP is a 501(c)(3) organization founded by a group of combat veterans in Kansas City, Missouri who resolved to stand in the gaps of a broken system that left too many of their brothers and sisters behind.
Their solution to provide critical support services is two-fold:
- The Veteran Outreach Center: A walk-in center to serve as a one-stop-shop for every type of veteran facing every type of problem. Regardless of time in service, discharge status, or any other traditional qualifier, VCP is ready to help. Our staff assists Veterans with navigating the VA and their benefits, identification services, mental and physical health referrals, financial counseling, and employment supports among other services. In addition, Veterans can receive hygiene kits and utilize a food pantry. All services are free of charge – all that we care about is whether you’ve ever taken the oath to defend the Constitution
- VCP Village: Built by Veterans for Veterans, VCP Village is a specialized community of tiny homes combined with wrap-around, onsite services to get homeless Veterans off the street and transition them to permanent housing. In contrast to traditional homeless services, a tiny home provides the Veteran with privacy, a sense of security, and the ability to reintegrate at a comfortable pace. Veteran services are facilitated through an onsite community center that provides the Veterans with mentoring, case management, counseling, and linkage to other programs and services.
In addition to regular contributions, American Window and Door is proud to sponsor Veterans Community Project’s Annual House Party. In 2021, we helped them celebrate an anniversary, as this was the fifth year to hold this fundraising event. In addition to toasting the thousands of Veterans that VCP has had the opportunity to serve, the event raised over $80,000 for the charity.
Sponsorship of The House Party allows VCP to continue the mission, ensuring more Veterans have access to housing, emergency resources, employment supports, and most importantly, a hope for the future.
Many Veterans arrive at VCP Village with little more than the pain, uncertainty, and loneliness of life on the streets. A tiny house provides everything he or she needs to live with dignity and safety; new furniture, appliances, housewares, bedding, food, and utilities, free of charge. That is why it is so important for businesses and members of the Kansas City community to support VCP.
Causes like this are near and dear to our hearts at American Window and Door. We are proud to have partnered with Veteran’s Community Project, and we look forward to sponsoring and celebrating again in 2022!
If you feel drawn to serving those who have served us, please click on the donate button and follow the instructions on the Veterans Community Project website. Every little bit helps!