The faith-based organization, Revive Alaska Community Services (RACS), is on the verge of completing a special program aimed at getting seniors and veterans off the streets and into permanent housing.

Click the image above to watch a video detailing the Comfort Homes project.

The Comfort Homes project includes 10 prefabricated four-plex buildings that were formerly used as barracks at JBER, along with four office buildings. The building will provide fully furnished permanent housing for up to 240 homeless seniors and veterans in the Anchorage area.

In addition, Revive Alaska purchased a 4.37-acre lot where it plans to relocate the homes along with one of the office buildings. Since the land is not located on a major bus route, Revive Alaska purchased three shuttles, two of which are handicapped accessible, to transport seniors and disabled residents.

A fundraiser to help the program will take place on Memorial Day, May 30th, from 3-5 p.m. at 5021 O’Malley Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507 (next to the Alaska Zoo). Mr. Darryl’s Southern BBQ will cater the event.

In addition, Waffles and Whatnot has agreed to host an all-day event on Saturday, May 28, whereby a portion of their proceeds will be donated to Revive Alaska. Throughout June, Waffles and Whatnot will continue to donate a percentage of their revenue towards the Comfort Homes project.

“As we take the necessary steps to help rid Anchorage of homelessness, we need your help,” a notice from Revive Alaska states. “We are not quite there. The units are still waiting to be moved from JBER to the lot. The site needs engineering services, site preparation, and foundation laying. The units need ADA compliant upgrades and other minor refurbishments, cables need to be laid, and the utilities need to be hooked up.” 

Churches or individuals interested in assisting with the project, can find more information here.

Revive Alaska Community Services is a multi-faceted nonprofit established to primarily meet all vulnerable Alaskans’ physical, spiritual, and emotional needs and to serve as a hub for counseling, comfort, and hope for the hurting in Alaska. The goal is to serve the most vulnerable Alaskans – children, seniors, the working poor and less privileged.

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Faith group needs help launching Anchorage program to house homeless veterans and seniors

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.