Free Tiny Home Vacations For Veterans Suffering With PTSD
Written By Janet Thome
Last Line – is a veteran-owned non-profit established to help veterans heal through nature.
Ryan Decker established Last Line in 2019 with a vision to place tiny homes on his 250-acre family property in rural Pennsylvania. These tiny homes will serve as a free retreat for veterans and their families and let them disconnect from the fast pace of life for a period of time to help rest their minds and de-stress. This will be at no cost to the veteran. Ryan even wants to provide a veteran’s favorite food during their stay.
Ryan Decker built Last Line after being treated for anxiety at the VA hospital in Pittsburgh to serve those who fought for our country. Ryan came out of treatment knowing he was okay, but he knew others were not and he knows first hand the healing effects of disengaging from technology and being in nature,
Veterans Can Return To The Woods To Find Peace
Last Line has a holistic vision—to source products from the woods so that veterans can return to the woods to find their source of peace. Decker personally selects castoff, overlooked stumps and wooden slabs from family and friends properties and transforms them into tables and artwork that highlight the natural beauty that was there all along.
Veterans staying on the property will be given the option to create art of their own in order to focus on working with their hands and finding peace within that experience. Veterans will have the option to take their art with them and donate extra pieces to the company to be sold, in order to sustain the property for other veterans to utilize. A pay it forward piece of art if you will.
Ryan’s Call For Help To Join Him In His Mission
Last Line is in the early stages of achieving its vision; we’re grateful for the strong support that we’ve already received from folks interested in purchasing wooden flags and tables. But since this is currently a one-person operation, the momentum toward realizing the dream is slower than it could be! We want to give you the opportunity to join Last Line’s mission. Donate and help Last Line reach the $50,000 goal in order to provide veterans with the first three tiny homes on the property. Remember, Last Line is a steward of the money you are donating, all the money raised from this Go Fund Me will go directly to helping veterans. Donate to the cause, and donate to the Veteran who thinks he or she is forgotten.