Homes for Heroes Holiday Drive-By
On Sunday, November 22, 2020, ATCO celebrated ATCO Village’s one-year anniversary with a festive light display for the Village's veteran residents, complete with an ATCO employee drive-by to show our support and thanks.
While extending a thank you to veterans during these challenging times is important, ATCO also hopes to bring some cheer to all Calgarians, who are invited to enjoy the light display throughout the holiday season, while maintaining social distance.
The lights will run nightly from 5 - 10 p.m. until December 31, 2020. Be sure to tune your radio to 100.5 FM for the full effect.
As an added holiday gift, ATCO will match all donations made the Homes for Heroes Foundation up to $100,000 this holiday season. This Foundation was developed in response to the growing number of military veterans who are facing crisis as they return to civilian life and find themselves on the path to homelessness.
In November 2019 we leveraged our expertise in modular housing to build ATCO Village, a community of 15 tiny homes in Calgary for veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Building upon our long and proud history of supporting the Canadian military, we partnered with the Homes For Heroes Foundation, the McCann Family Foundation and the Canadian Legacy Project to provide housing and a robust support system for veterans who are experiencing homelessness. The community formed by these homes features a resource centre, community gardens and memorials to Canadian soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan.
ATCO provided our expertise in the design, build, manufacture, delivery and placement of units on ATCO-supplied pile foundations. These tiny homes showcase ATCO’s urban design capabilities and will provide a home our military heroes will be proud to call their own – a small gesture when measured against their herculean sacrifice. In total, we have committed a $1.5 million gift-in-kind donation to support the Homes For Heroes Foundation.
With ATCO Village in Calgary now complete, we are proud to work with the Homes For Heroes Foundation to build another village in Edmonton. This village will contain 18 tiny homes, two accessible homes, one office and an amenity building, and is scheduled to open in 2021.
Date: Occupancy - November 2019
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Client: Homes for Heroes Foundation
Square Footage: ~300 sq.ft. per unit
Units: 15 units and a campus
Features: Full kitchen and bathroom, queen-size bed/couch
Category: Tiny Homes