Donald Barbeau Memorial Fund

Fund Type: Memorial Donations

Flat Rock, MI

Fundraiser ends on July 04, 2024

All contributions will go directly to Downriver For Veterans.

Downriver for Veterans is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to supporting local veterans in Downriver Michigan communities. We are dedicated to enhancing the pride and patriotism in all Michiganders by building a stronger, more supportive community around those who served us. 

  After veteran status has been verified (Accepted documentation limited to DD-214 or valid military or retiree identification), we can serve veterans with emergency funds to assist with items such as rent, utilities, car repairs and other essential life expenses. In addition, we provide food, household goods and other life-essentials in times of need or due to unforeseen circumstances. 

The biggest need right now is housing for veterans. Last year 33,000 veterans were homeless across the country. For the past seven years, Downriver for Veterans has set a goal for a small home community. They had secured several land options over the years, but none of the property turned out to be viable for the project.

In the beginning of November 2023, the group secured 40 acres of donated land and they can now create a village of small homes. Their concept of a community to support veterans services is now underway. 

“The idea that a veteran who needs help whether it is an addiction or mental health, would be afforded help in a community center with services surrounded by a community of homes. Once the vet is stable enough to live back on his/her own, they would have an opportunity to have their own home.” Said Ann Rudisill, DFV Founder. 

If you can imagine a golf course community, minus the golf course, this is what DFV has in mind to make the project a viable, safe community for veterans. “We have carpenters, plumbers and corporate partners who have already committed to providing services at no charge,” explained Rudisill, “with the land secured, we can move forward to fundraise what is needed to make this happen.” 

“We are currently paying to have veterans stay in their home, it’s just not sustainable.” Said Rudisill. “With the Veterans Village, veterans can be housed in a welcoming community that will adjust the rent and give an opportunity to own their own home in seven years. To donate to the Go Fund Me account: https://www.gofundme.com/f/downriver-for-veterans-tiny-homes-project and more information at www.downriverforveterans.org

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This fundraiser has been created in partnership with
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home
30895 West Huron River Drive, Flat Rock, MI 48134

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