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Man builds and donates vans to homeless veterans

Posted at 8:46 AM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 12:31:42-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Jason Thorwegen said he's was homeless most of his life. With very little to give, he is spending all his time and putting everything he has into building vans to help homeless veterans.

Thorwegen said for the past three years he's converted vans to include items like a bed and furniture to make it a living space.

"It's definitely about the process of getting somebody in, trusting them, giving them the opportunities," Thorwegen said.

Although Thorwegen has received about $400 in donations to assist in his mission, most of the work is done out of his own pocket. He said he once had around $8,000 in savings, most of which has gone into building these vans.

If you would like to donate to Thorwegen's cause, you can do so by calling (562) 528-2975 or you can donate here.