Although Purple Hearts Homes (PHH) main mission is to provide housing solutions for Service-Connected Disabled and Aging Veterans, it has quickly adapted its resources to help first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. PHH has provided more than 20,000 masks, N95 respirators and other supplies to first responders. The organization is also working with local hospitals, nursing homes and homeless shelters to provide isolation space to mitigate the spread of the virus through the use of tiny homes and other modular spaces.
With the help of Xylem Watermark and our partner Hughes Supply, Statesville, NC, PHH will be able to build seven tiny homes/modular spaces, which will directly impact 14 people immediately. In the long term, these buildings will continue to serve as homeless shelters once the current crisis has passed.