During the holiday season, the American actor raised $ 250,000 to set up 25 « tiny houses » for homeless veterans.
Thanks to a donation from Arnold Schwarzenegger, the American association Village For Vets was able to provide shelter to 25 American veterans who were living homeless in the Los Angeles area. The actor of Terminator shared his initiative on Friday, Christmas Eve, on Twitter:
« Today, I celebrated Christmas a little early, » he captioned photos of these homes and some of the beneficiaries. “The 25 homes that I donated to homeless veterans were set up in Los Angeles. It was fantastic spending some time with our heroes and welcoming them to their new homes.”
These dwellings are tiny houses (« micromaisons », in French), mini-dwellings which are becoming popular in the United States. According to Fox 11 Los Angeles, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s donation amounts to $ 250,000 (just over 220,000 euros).
« It’s important to reciprocate »
« I’m ecstatic, I’m so happy, » the actor told The Issue Is, a local Fox show. The Austrian-born star, famous for his film roles, his career as a bodybuilder and for being elected governor of California from 2003 to 2011, Explain:
« I only had this great success because of America. Whether it was bodybuilding, business, show business, movies, politics … whatever I have tried, I made it thanks to America. So for me, it’s important to return the favor. «
As the report by The Issue Is, the « tiny homes program » was launched a few weeks ago by the current Governor of California Gavin Newsom to relocate veterans. It was when he announced that he was preparing to expand the initiative that Arnold Schwarzenegger decided to participate to offer 25 additional houses.