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Veteran's Project Homes

What is a Residential Deconstruction?

 After suffering 100+ years of hard use, most residential homes are just too worn out and unsafe for occupancy. Many of these homes still have sound foundations, roofs and frames. Going forward, these bygone era homes need a feasible plan to remain viable for use. Our Veterans Home Project division plans to pilot veterans apprenticeship trades training to modernize these residential homes. This will require engineering redesigns with adaptive floor plans. Each home selected will be specifically matched to support a combat service disabled family.

These vintage 1900' era constructions are also looking for a cost effective trades training planning that affordably implements this possibility. Homes meeting our needs may be foreclosure homes, HUD title transfer homes, or possibly estate donations. Left as they are many of these homes will become vacant then roofs will begin to leak and mold destroys the interiors. A blight of the homes left  begins to spread throughout these neighborhoods. One problem we see here is the lack of trades workers careers training for next generation. Our plan will certificate qualify service veterans with these trades career skills.

Matching homes with our needy disabled veterans begins with outreach fund raising and selection of viable residential homes. It's also important this becomes a collaborative community process. To support this as an educational process we have reached out to Auburn Career Center as our partner on CAD re-engineering design. The apprenticeship training would include their help with adaptive floor plan enabled by advanced technologies. Combat disabled American veterans may then receive homes as the sponsored deserving end user. 

When these homes no longer meet zoning safety codes they must be returned back as safe community dwellings. Our Mission Program will fund raise to "deconstruct" them and then completely rebuilt these homes as community revitalization initiatives. American veterans in apprenticeship trades training will learn this process, to fully undertake this correctly. First these homes need to be evaluated then "deconstructed" or taken completely down to the studs.

S2S will engage our veterans through 501c19 membership services. This allows our non profit to meet IRS tax exempt status which in turn supports fund raising, grant approvals and private sponsorship donations. To maximize individual trades training development funding for wage training earnings will be supported through VA vocational educational benefits.

S2S non profit will take on community revitalization as a principle directive. One way we plan to do this is select Veterans Home Projects in different communities where many veterans and auxiliary members may participate. These projects will invite our auxiliary members towards creating revitalization meeting locations for real change. This may be possible by complimenting these newly modeled homes as Mission Posts directly in our residential neighborhoods. 

Home deconstruction/remodeling is most viable when "Reuse" planning of materials is deployed. During the remodeling process repurposed materials will make the final project cost much more affordable. This is also very good for our environment too.

Homes are needed for our combat disabled veterans with adaptive floor plans. The cost of building new homes for every deserving veterans reduces the number of residential homes we can make available. Finding viable Project homes to rebuild in many community locations would provide community meeting Posts available for monthly membership meetings and educational opportunities. Posts located in residential neighborhoods can better integrate veterans nearby these vital supports. Posts as a community resource can provide new places for family gatherings. Our plan is to appeal to local government by sponsoring home/business career training centers where ever residential zoning permits.

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Serving our Communities

• S2S will subcontract managers and apprentice veterans from certified skill development trades curriculum.
• Deconstruction of older homes will provide training redesign engineered adaptive floor plan reconstruction.
• Costs will be mediated by utilizing reused building materials when possible. Click here for examples of other 
     successful deconstruction cost and utilization. 
• Communities support local business, which can be utilized with the deconstruction process.
• New residential homes can also be used to hold monthly meetings where community needs can be discussed 
     and plans for action made.
• Benefits energy cost by utilizing hemp products and building materials. 

Demolition v.s. Deconstruction

Demolition is costly, utilizes big name companies, adds to pollution by dumping materials into the landfill, and is a waste of materials that can be recycled and reused saving bottom lines financially. Instead of completely demolishing a home, it will be taken apart piece by piece and everything applicable will be salvaged and reused. Deconstruction offers local economic circulation and employment opportunities for veterans and community members or businesses. One major environmental benefit comes from the decreased amount of toxic dust released into the air and heavy metal that leaches into the soil during traditional demolition.

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Your generous sponsorship support provides service veterans next engagements in vocational career trades training. With help from our sponsors our non-profit organization program enables veterans in career trades through apprenticeship trades, and creates new networking curriculum designs.
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