The City of Jonesboro Grants Department received a $100,000 award to put toward an Outreach Center for military service veterans at the Veterans Village, a block of new shelters for veterans who experience homelessness. Jonesboro’s Veterans Village is under construction at Allis Street and Aggie Road.
“The outpouring of love from public-private partnerships is creating one of the finest Veterans Village campuses in the country,” Mayor Harold Perrin said. “I can’t say enough about both the Sunderland Foundation, which provided this funding, and our grants department, which works tirelessly to find ways to provide for our residents in need.”
The Sunderland Foundation, of Overland Park, Kansas, assists non-profit organizations on capital improvement projects.
The Outreach Center will be an integral part of Jonesboro’s Veterans Village because it will house essential support services for the service men and women who have sacrificed for all Americans.
“We are grateful to the Sunderland Foundation, but we are not finished looking for funds for this or our other homeless projects in Jonesboro,” Grants and Community Development Director Regina Burkett said. “We are fortunate also to have Beck Pride, which meets the needs of so many veterans transitioning to civilian life, helping with this project.”