LOS ANGELES — Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently made the holidays a little brighter for 25 homeless veterans in the Los Angeles area.
“Today, I celebrated Christmas early. The 25 homes I donated for homeless veterans were installed here in LA. It was fantastic to spend some time with our heroes and welcome them into their new homes,” Schwarzenegger wrote on Twitter on Thursday.
Specifically, Schwarzenegger donated $250,000 to the nonprofit Village for Vets, which went toward purchasing 25 tiny homes for retired service members who had previously been homeless, KKTV reported.
In a separate tweet, Schwarzenegger then thanked Village for Vets, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough, veterans advocacy organization AMVETS and others who also contributed to the holiday surprise.
“We proved that when we all work together, we can solve any problem,” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, Village for Vets confirmed via Twitter the enormity of Schwarzenegger’s donation.
“It’s been a life-saver for me,” veteran Bruce Henry Cooper told KKTV. “(Schwarzenegger) has not forgotten us. Not forgotten anybody.”
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