Lockheed Martin has enteredÂ a three-year funding commitment to support theÂ All the Way HomeÂ programÂ that aims to house more than 700 homeless veterans in Santa Clara, California by Veterans Day 2018.
The company said Thursday it has contributed an initialÂ $10,000 toÂ All the Way Home toÂ supply 70Â kits that containÂ personal care items, clothing, cookware and linens as well as 10 kits that include furniture.
“About one in four Lockheed Martin employees is a veteran, and we know first-hand the meaningful contributions and talents that veterans bring to our workplaces and our communities,” said Doug Graham, a Lockheed vice president and board officer of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
“These men and women have served our country, and itâ€™s our moral obligation to see that they have a roof over their heads,” saidÂ San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.
All the Way HomeÂ collaboratesÂ with landlords and apartment owners to give homeless veterans and their families access to rental units.
The initiativeÂ is co-led by Liccardo, Dave Cortese — Santa Clara County board of supervisors president — and Destination: Home.