As with other needs, a Veteran will require furnishings for their new residence when they leave a shelter or transitional housing. The question arises, “How and where do they obtain those furnishings?”
WHERE WILL IT COME FROM?
When a household is downsizing, moving or just getting new furniture, something needs to be done with the unwanted or older items. Rather than throwing usable furniture out, Military Outreach USA suggests that donations be made to qualified Veterans in the area.
HOW DOES IT GET TO THE VETERAN?
By working directly with your local VA facility you will know that your donation is going to a qualified veteran. Also, depending on the size of your donation, arrangements for pick up and delivery will have to be made. There are many service agencies in the nation, such as the VFW or American Legion, who may be able to help in moving your donation.
Please note that there is no guarantee that your donation will be accepted as the need may not exist at the time you want to donate your furniture.
If you have furniture to donate please contact the Voluntary Service office at your nearest VA facility to see if there is a need for your donation. Just type into one of the fields in the search form below to find a contact at your area VA facility.
Communities Serving Our Nation's Veterans
Don't throw out used furniture until you know if a Veteran could use it.
If your house of worship has "leftovers" from a rummage sale consider donating to your local VA facility.