I volunteered with a local homeless organization to hand out food, give a toothbrush or two. “Yawl when I saw this man come from underneath this bridge to get food and toiletries from this organization, I almost lost it.” Apparently, this was his home for the past several months. Deep in the woods, there are men and women living comfortably in tents or sleeping on dirt. Mother’s Day weekend 2021, I picked up roses and chocolates. Never thought I would be handing a rose and candy to ladies living in tents in the woods, living in their car, and literally...Read More
The valor, determination and selflessness of the soldiers is how our countries exist. The veteran Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard service men and women have served the country and have kept us safe. And it is time that we give back. Statistics show America has around 38,000 veterans that have been homeless and because of their service extremities are unable to adjust in shelters. Tiny homes provide them with the option of living in permanent and safe homes that they can call their own without the worry of spending a huge amount. It may come as a...Read More
It’s a sad fact of modern life that the number of people without a permanent residence to call their own is growing dramatically. According to the National Coalition for the homeless, children under the age of 18 made up 39% of the population of homeless shelters, and 42% of those kids were younger than five. In addition, single mothers with minor children are the fastest-growing group of people needing services from homeless shelters. That means that an awful lot of people reading this blog have faced, or will face in the future the possibility of homelessness. If you are dealing...Read More
Every year there are almost 25,000 youth adults who age out of foster care. Once they are out of foster care, they transition to living an adult life on their own. This is scary for most adults and difficult for youth. TOJ is building Bunk-Bed facilities to help them transition from foster homes to a warm loving home.Roofing Services
What is an Ecovillage? A community whose inhabitants live in a way that has minimal impact on the environment? An ecovillage is a traditional or intentional community with the goal of becoming more socially, culturally, economically, and ecologically sustainable. It is consciously designed through locally owned, participatory processes to regenerate and restore its social and natural environments to include the *Garden of Compassion – Food Forest. We truly believe in the potential individuals within these communities, (the Villagers) to find solutions that are driven by heart, not profit. How can we live high-quality, low-impact lifestyles that heal and restore, rather...Read More
Q) When are you building these tiny homes?
A) Right now, we are raising cause awareness by hosting live jazz events. The GoFundMe page goal is to introduce this cause to over 1M gracious givers asking for a $5 donation to build 350 plus tiny home units; a multipurpose center, several 50 Bunk Bed Facilities, a Vegetable Garden, etc…
Q) How much have you raised so far?
A) Less than 45 tickets have been sold for three events totaling $1500 each. I have been paying out of pocket this far. We need to sell at least 75 tickets to break even.
Q) What’s the targeted goal?
A) To purchase land by July 2021 and start building in Jan. 2022. Funds are needed to pay the grant writer and to purchase 501c3 status also.
Q) Where are you building these tiny home communities?
A) Wherever God plants us. Someone could donate the land. Would love Phase I to be in DFW TX, but rural areas, outskirts work as well.
Q) What about transportation?
A) Entrepreneurship: The goal is to purchase cars for several Villagers, allowing them to use their vehicles for Uber/Lift, for themselves and Villagers.
Q) What Percentage?
A) 33% Vet / 33% Single Moms / 34% Aged-Out Youth.
True Blessing: Would be if you assisted in our efforts by, supporting, sharing via social media, your work, praying, donating, by being our eyes and ears. Sharing if you see land for sale, or donated land. Volunteering your time to search for grants, land, etc. Moving from a poverty mindset to a prosperous state of mind!