Schwarzenegger Donates Tiny Homes To Homeless Vets. Other Follow Suit
The famous actor Arnold Schwarzenegger made a $ 250,000-holiday donation to provide shelter for 25 homeless U.S. veterans in the Los Angeles area.
Thanks to the actor's donation, the organization "Village For Vets" was able to provide a roof over their heads for 25 American veterans living without a fixed home.
Former Mr. Olympia, Conan, Terminator, and Governor of California wrote about his initiative on Christmas Eve on his official Twitter account:
"Today, I celebrated Christmas early. The 25 homes I donated for homeless veterans were installed here in LA. It was fantastic to spend some time with our heroes and welcome them into their new homes. I want to thank Village for Vets for arranging the homes, Sec Vet Affairs, AMVETSHQ, and everyone who talked with us and worked with us and made this possible. We proved that when we all work together, we can solve any problem."
Since the story about Schwarzenegger donating tiny homes first aired, dozens donated to
"Village for Vets". That means more vets will soon be getting homes!
"The Greatest Christmas Gift"
These homes are mini-houses, a concept that is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. According to Fox 11 Los Angeles, Arnold Schwarzenegger's donation amounts to 250,000 dollars.
"I'm ecstatic, I'm really ecstatic! To me, this is the greatest Christmas gift!" the actor told "The Issue Is", a broadcast of the local Fox station.
The Austrian-born star, famous for his movie roles, bodybuilding career, and for being elected governor of California from 2003 to 2011, explained that he had this great success because of America.
"Whether it's bodybuilding, business, entertainment, movies, politics... everything I've tried, I've succeeded because of America. So for me, it's important to give back," Arnold Schwarzenegger said.
According to "The Issue Is", the "tiny homes" program was launched a few weeks ago by current California Governor Gavin Newsom with the goal of relocating veterans. When he announced he was preparing to expand the initiative, Arnold Schwarzenegger decided to participate to provide 25 additional homes.