VWHRC's Tiny House Project for Veterans in Myrtle Beach

Tiny House - Photo supplied by WMBF News

Veteran's Welcome Home Resource Center was established in June 2009 to end veteran homelessness in the Myrtle Beach area. A number of businesses and organizations contributed to the success of this project, including Calabash Elks Lodge, Committee to Honor America's Veterans, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, and Lowe's Home Improvement.

By providing rooms in the non-profit organization's Hutton House and Rotary house, VWHRC has given a "hand-up" to homeless veterans who need temporary support to thrive once again. 

Hutton House

Hutton House - Image by VWHRC

Denny Hutton, a military veteran who supported the project admirably, was the inspiration behind Hutton House's name. Veterans who have been honorably discharged from service may apply for residence at Hutton House, a reintegration project of the Resource Center. The home contains 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, a kitchen, a laundry room, and living area.  Residents gain access to basic needs like food, clothing, cookware, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, disability aid, as well as a television. Do you know a veteran that could use some support?


Rotary House

Through the efforts of the local community, VWHRC converted a 40ft shipping container into a 'mini house'. Now referred to as Rotary House, it facilitates the reintegration of veterans into society. Vets usually stay for 6 months with the hope that they may commit themselves to a brighter future. As part of their residency agreement, Rotarians receive free housing at Rotary House under specific entry requirements, along with escrow accounts to keep their security deposits safe.

Tiny House Project

Construction of a

The upcoming "Tiny Home" project's development began earlier in the year with plans to place 40 small houses in Myrtle Beach. The plot of land is situated off 3rd Avenue which already hosts 20 of these "tiny homes" since July 2022! WMBF brought welcome news about the projected completion slated for October by the Welcome Home and Resource Center.

Veterans are provided free housing with about 150 square feet of living space in each home that costs between $20,000 and $25,000. Despite the project's small size, veterans such as Dale O'Flanagan and Glenn Raxtor support the initiative.

“It’s so much better than the alternative. You know sleeping in the woods. Sleeping in a culvert or cardboard box. It’s so much better than that.

Many of these homes were donated by anonymous donors as well as local businesses with plans to advertise their logos on the homes themselves. 

How to Donate

The veteran community has always offered support to our nation, so it is only fair that we return the favor. In fact, they deserve so much more. You can monitor VWHRC's progress on their website and donate if you are in a position to do so.

Visit the VWHRC website to see more photos of the construction process or donate. Even $5 will go a long way in helping the effort.


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