Waterloo Homeless Shelter for Vets Almost Done
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo homeless shelter for veterans is expected to be open this month, thanks to donations from several sources, including President Donald Trump’s foundation.
Tim Combs of Americans for Independent Living says his organization is working on final touches for the home. It’s scheduled to open Feb. 27.
The house was donated in June and will have room for three veterans. Combs said he’s received at least $30,000 in various donations, including roofing, flooring, heating and air conditioning.
Combs said he also drew partly from a $100,000 gift from the Donald J. Trump Foundation. The president pledged the money at a veterans fundraiser in Des Moines before the Iowa caucuses.
Goodwill Industries of Northeast Iowa president David Boyd says Goodwill will provide case management and other services for the veterans who live there.