An existing dormitory was scheduled to be demolished at our Davis Monthan Dormitory project. Three RQ employees – Tyler LaBelle, Sunday Gannon, and Manny Araux – stepped in and coordinated the donation of the existing furniture to 51 homes and the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program. Both programs house medically-vulnerable individuals experiencing homelessness in the Tucson area.

The dormitory contained beds, dressers, desks, chairs, and other furniture items requiring a collaborative effort to move before demolition. Volunteers from RQ Construction, La Frontera, Comin’ Home, Rescued Helpers, CODAC, The City of Tucson, 50 airmen from Davis Monthan AFB, and others donated several hours of their time to unload the furniture and relocate it to a storage warehouse for distribution. The donated furniture filled two full aisles of the warehouse and will soon be used to furnish homes for the homeless.

Thank you to Tyler, Sunday, and Manny for pursuing an inspiring and sustainable use for this furniture.

Additional information:

51homes is a collaborative, community effort to house the most medically-vulnerable individuals experiencing homelessness in the greater Tucson area. 51homes is the local chapter of the national 100,000 Homes Campaign that is led by Common Ground of New York.

51homes is a community-wide effort to ending street homelessness. 51homes unites housing specialists, government officials, human service agencies, and emergency first responders in a system change effort to move people from the streets into housing quickly and permanently. 51homes uses a Vulnerability Index to identify, prioritize, and house those individuals with the highest risk health factors. 51homes provides hope, protects health, and changes lives.

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