May is Military Appreciation Month in the United States, offering Americans the opportunity to honor and reflect on the service and sacrifice of former and current Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, Space Force and National Guard members.
Since 2019, we have contributed $65,000 to organizations that provide safe and affordable housing for veterans and their families. Over 100,000 veterans live below the poverty line in Florida. With a deficit of affordable housing, these veterans are at an increased risk for homelessness. We are proud to partner with two Florida organizations whose work leaves a lasting impact on the lives of Florida veterans by empowering them to become homeowners.
Peace River Community Housing Partners, PORCH Program
Our partnership with the Peace River Community Housing Partners, PORCH Program helps provide disabled veterans with affordable and sustainable housing. The program, which is still in the early stages of development and design, aims to sustain permanent housing in the community for veterans and their families.
“When complete, the PORCH Program will aid in Veteran recovery support from physical, mental health, substance use, and functional concerns contributing to or resulting from service or homelessness,” shares Angie M. Hogan, CEO of Gulf Coast Partnership. “Mosaic’s support takes us one step closer to this project becoming a reality for deserving veterans and their families.”
When the Lakeland Habitat for Humanity’s Fleming Platoon project breaks ground, it will provide affordable housing to veterans in need in Polk County. The community is the first of its kind and provides a sense of peace to its residence through high quality, energy efficient housing in a walkable community. It has become a blueprint for other Habitat for Humanity organizations in the United States.
“Thanks to Mosaic’s support, our new subdivision, Fleming Platoon, will feature 30 cottage style homes,” shares Lakeland Habitat for Humanity CEO, Claire Twomey. “Soon, these homes will be filled with veterans and their families, offering them a sense of safety and community.”
Empowering Mosaic Employees to Support
Giving back to the community is important to our employees. Through our Mosaic Employee Giving Program, they can give back to their communities through financial support or volunteer time with organizations that support Florida’s veterans – and we match those contributions up to $2,000 per employee per year.