Arnold Schwarzenegger donates to build 25 homes for veterans
Arnold Schwarzenegger was filled with Christmas joy when he saw the reaction of homeless veterans with the $250,000 he donated to buy 25 tiny homes in a Los Angeles bunker.
“I’m really happy,” Schwarzenegger told Fox LA.
I think this is the best Christmas present.
Schwarzenegger visited the Veterans Affairs campus in West Los Angeles this week to review new housing after donating $250,000 to the nonprofit Village for Vets.
The 74-year-old former governor of California was testing the bed in one of the approximately 22-square-foot homes when he met some veterans who would take over the house in time for Christmas.
“It feels good to be able to give something back to this country that gave me everything,” Schwarzenegger said.
This is what Christmas is all about. All of you have the power to do something for someone else this holiday season. It doesn’t have to be big. Just give a few minutes of your time to help someone else. https://t.co/xHiKKRPOh7
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) December 24, 2021
Veteran soldier Bruce Henry Cooper personally thanked Schwarzenegger for his donation and told Fox LA that his new home “saved his life.”
“He hasn’t forgotten us. He hasn’t forgotten anyone,” Cooper said.
Schwarzenegger’s son Patrick accompanied the visit and distributed energy bars at the barbecue event to honor the veterans.
“We owe everything to our veterans,” said Patrick Schwarzenegger.
California Governor Gavin Newsom visited the same Veteran’s Affairs campus last month, announcing the state’s donation of $750,000 for the purchase of 86 tiny homes.