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Volunteers build homes for veterans in Racine

Posted: 10:12 AM, Jun 05, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-05 11:49:37-04
RACINE -- Volunteers gathered in Racine Saturday to construct three "tiny homes" for homeless veterans. 
 
The homes are only about 120 square feet, but help fill a big need.
 
Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin is hoping to build 15 of these homes and create a village for veterans who need somewhere to live.
 
The completed village will have art and music therapy, community gardens, outdoor exercise areas, trauma-specific resources and an apprenticeship program with local businesses. 
 
The total cost of the project will be in the neighborhood of $125,000. That includes the purchase of the land as well as the building of the tiny houses and a community area/center with gathering space, a cafeteria and showers.
 
The homes are expected to be finished by winter.