McCLELLAN PARK, CA November 10, 2017 — As part of our Thank Our Heroes campaign, AT&T* is teaming up with Operation Tiny Home to host a FREE 3-Day Building a Better Future for Veterans Workshop with “Tiny House Nation” renovation expert and host Zack Giffin. AT&T is making a $50,000 contribution to Operation Tiny Home to help support its programs empowering veterans and providing tiny housing solutions for veterans in need.
During the 3-day workshop, held November 9 – 11, at McClellan Park, veterans will learn basic tiny home building skills while constructing a tiny home that will be used to support Operation Tiny Home’s Building a Better Future program and then donated to a veteran in need. AT&T and Operation Tiny Home are also inviting veteran supporters to visit the tiny home job site to observe the workshop and write a message of gratitude on the 2x4s, donated by 2X4's for HOPE, which will be used in the construction of the tiny home.
“We’re taking a moment to say ‘thank you’ to our nation’s servicemen and women. Not just on Veteran’s Day, but every day, we should remember those who have done so much to protect our country and freedoms,” said Alice Perez, External Affairs Director, AT&T. “AT&T has a long history supporting our military and first responders. And this contribution is one small way we can express our thanks.”
“This is a fantastic opportunity, thanks to the generosity of AT&T, to bring the community together to show our gratitude and support for veterans who are often forgotten after their service is completed,” said Gabrielle Rapport, Operation Tiny Home Executive Director. “We cannot thank our veterans enough for putting their lives at stake to protect the freedoms we hold so dearly and we are honored to be a part of the Thank Our Heroes campaign.”
This is part of a $500,000 total contribution we’re making to local organizations across the country who serve veterans and active duty military personnel. But we’re not stopping with a monetary contribution.
We’re also hosting community volunteer events across the country with local organizations serving active military personnel, veterans and their families.
We encourage everyone to participate in the #ThankOurHeroes social media campaign to show their appreciation. People can upload messages, photos and videos showing their gratitude to veterans using #ThankOurHeroes. Our AT&T and veterans’ organizations’ handles will share throughout the month.
To learn more about our commitments to veterans, click here.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
About Philanthropy & Social Innovation at AT&T
AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. The company's signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, drives innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond. With a financial commitment of $400 million since 2008, AT&T is leveraging technology, relationships and social innovation to help all students make their biggest dreams a reality.
About Operation Tiny Home
Operation Tiny Home is a national nonprofit that assists people struggling with severe housing instability to maintain a life of dignity through custom high-quality tiny housing solutions and empowerment training programs. The Operation Tiny Home Building A Better Future Program provides hands-on carpentry and construction skills workshops while building tiny homes for fellow veterans in need.
More information is available at: www.operationtinyhome.org.
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