Scottish veteran who spent the past 10 years without a place to call home has been gifted a house through a social housing program.
According to Riverside Scotland, Jones said:
“Being in one place is a big relief for me. I feel much more at ease now. I wasn’t settled before, I was always moving. I feel I’m not going to be thrown out of my home, the landlord’s not going to sell it.”
Jones is one of just 11 veterans who was gifted a home by Riverside Scotland. Another one, 45-year-old John Canavan-Daly, called the gift of a home “life changing.”
He said, “It’s like all my Christmases come at once. I feel safe here.”
The company works year-round in collaboration with Veterans First Point to provide housing for veterans in need.
Riverside Scotland shared on Facebook that they’ve provided houses for more than 19 veterans in 2022 alone and that number is continuing to grow as they develop more housing dedicated to people who’ve served this country!
Getting the gift of a home is a huge blessing anytime of year, but it hits different during the holiday season. Everyone should have a warm, safe place to call home.
To learn more about Riverside Scotland and the work they do, you can check out their website here!