Campaign to build 300 cottages for homeless Veterans

United Farmer Veterans of Maine is planning on building 300 cottages for veterans. The Twenty-Two 2x4 campaign is named so because of the 22 veterans who commit suicide every day.

SWANVILLE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A project in Maine is working to build 300 cottages on farms in Maine to help veterans.

It's called the Twenty-Two 2x4 Campaign because of the 22 veterans who commit suicide every day. United Farmer Veterans of Maine is planning on building 300 cottages on farms in Maine to give veterans a place to live. Jerry Ireland started the campaign and is building the first cottage on his farm in Swanville. 

"It's not transitional," said Ireland. "This is a commitment to the long term betterment of our veterans."

Veterans will also be given either part, or full time employment on the farms they live on. A way to keep both the animals and themselves alive. 

"Whether it's the hogs, whether it's the cows, they depend on you every day for food, water, care, nurturing, birthing," said Ireland.

The cottages will cost around $1.5 million to build. To find out more information click here

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