SHELTON VETERANS PROJECT GETS A BOOST FROM THE NAVAL CIVILIANS MANAGERS ASSOCIATION AND COMBAT VETERANS MOTORCYCLE ASSOCIATION
Early one Saturday morning in mid-January 2022, representatives from the Naval Civilian Managers Association and members of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association met in Shelton, WA to present donations checks to Ms. Colleen Carmichael, Executive Director for Quixote Communities. Quixote Communities is a 501c2 non-profit that sponsors the construction and operation of housing communities for the formerly homeless. It currently operates two housing villages in Olympia and Orting. The Shelton Veterans Village Project received initial state legislative funding due to the support and efforts of Senator Tim Sheldon who had the vision of building a tiny home village for veterans experiencing homelessness in Mason County. More opportunities to volunteer time and energy will be abound to move this project along to fruition. Although a lot of work lies ahead, the community is coming together to bring all resources to bear to provide a much needed facility and sense of community in the services of those who served. Article by Walt Channell.