Monday, June 13, 2011

News from 51 Homes

Dear Councilman Richard Fimbres,

51homes has exciting news and updates to share!  Over the past two months we have celebrated TWO move-ins, received thousands of dollars worth of donated items and financial contributions and we continue to grow in numbers and support.

Please share in our joy and thanks with those who have moved into permanent housing and to those who have made it possible.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to sharing more great news
in the near future.


Lupe's Move-In

May 4, 2011

Guadalupe is a 62 year old Latina woman who

had been living on the streets of Tucson for 10 years

in spite of her kidney, heart and thyroid disease. Lupe

had always worked since she was a young girl

until she was crushed on the job by a

motorized gate which rendered her physically limited

and unable to perform her work duties.

Lupe was moved into permanent housing on May 4th, 2011 with the help of 51homes,
her interview team, Primavera Services, La Frontera, The City of Tucson, CPSA and
through community members who donated their time, home furnishings and financial
contributions. Since her move in, Lupe has registered for GED classes and attends

51homes Receives Truck Loads of Furniture!

May 18, 2011
Through the generosity of RQ Construction and Davis Monthan Air Force Base, 51homes
received truck loads of beds, dressers, desks, chairs and other furniture items
that will help to fully furnish apartments for Tucson's most medically vulnerable
Volunteers from La Frontera, Comin' Home, Rescued Helpers, CODAC, The City of Tucson,
Davis Monthan Air Force Base and many others gave four hours of their time to help
unload and store furniture in a City of Tucson donated warehouse. U-Haul trucks
which were provided for a considerable discount helped transport items across the
The donated furniture filled two full aisles of the warehouse storage facility.

51homes' 2nd Successful Move-In

June 1, 2011

Last week 51homes celebrated the 2nd successful move-in of the campaign! Mr. Smith*
has been homeless for one year and has been living with prostate cancer. Although
trying to receive treatment, Mr. Smith has not been able to undergo necessary surgery
for the cancer due to not having a proper post surgery place in which to recover.
Now, in his new home, Mr. Smith will be able to move forward with

this life saving procedure.

*Name has been changed