Nonprofit turns shipping containers into veterans' housing
from Pensacola News Journal
In the heart of this small town, on a patch of grass near historic homes and antique shops, is an old shipping container. It's like ones used in the Port of Houston, hardly a sight to behold. At least not yet. Within weeks, scores of volunteers will modify the container with things like insulation, air conditioning, electrical outlets, kitchen appliances and a shower and toilet. Then the keys will be given to a military veteran in need of a home. It's a project of Huntsville-based Green Zone Housing, a newly formed nonprofit that is trying to provide veterans with affordable places to live.
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