The Veterans’ Housing Project has placed another veteran and his family in a home.
Samson Smith, an Army Veteran, and his family moved into their new home on May 26 2015.
The home is a product of a broad coalition of allies who teamed together to make it possible. The house is called the Seneca House in honor of the Seneca Jones Company which contributed the money for the project.
St Vincent DePaul of Lane County coordinated the project and was joined by Lane County, the City of Eugene and other volunteer groups and organizations.
“While we’re proud this house bears the Seneca name, its not about us,” Todd Payne, General Manager of Seneca Sawmill said. “It’s about Samson Smith and his family and letting them know how much we value their sacrifice and their service.”
This house and the Veterans’ Housing Project are a part of Operation 365 Veterans, which is dedicated to ensuring that there will be no homeless veterans in Lane County by October 31 2015. We are more than half way to the goal, having placed more than 180 formerly homeless veterans in homes since the Operation began in November 2014.