Suburban Propane Partners collaborated with Operation Tiny Home and Cornerstone Design Build on Nov. 11 to give a combat-wounded veteran the chance to purchase a custom-built small-footprint house.
Frederic Rosario will purchase a home with up to two bedrooms using a $55,000 grant he received on Veteran’s Day in Longwood, Fla.
“Suburban Propane is incredibly proud to partner with Operation Tiny Home in their mission to provide housing for veterans in need,” said Suburban Propane Spokesperson Nandini Sankara in a statement. “As a supporter of military and veteran initiatives and a veteran employer, we are humbled to play a part in such a wonderful cause and look forward to making a difference in a veteran’s life.”
This collaboration with Operation Tiny Home is part of Whippany-based Suburban Propane’s SuburbanCares corporate initiative, which supports community efforts across the U.S. This year, SuburbanCares is undertaking charitable endeavors to help children in numerous underserved communities in eight towns in seven states, including in New Brunswick.
“When we provide a veteran with transitional housing, we don’t just walk away; our goal is to create pathways to self-reliance that lead to homeownership and the opportunity to experience themselves as part of the solution,” said Gabrielle Rapport, Operation Tiny Home founder and executive director. “It is only through the generous support of like-minded organizations like Suburban Propane and Cornerstone Build Design Inc. that we can break down barriers to permanent housing and support our veterans with lasting impact.”
In September, Suburban Propane entered an agreement with the United States Army’s Partnership for Youth Success Program to match service members with employment opportunities. At the time, the company said it employs 321 military veterans, 15 of whom are based in New Jersey.
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