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Suburban Propane Collaborates with Operation Tiny Home and Cornerstone Design Build to Provide Combat-Wounded Veteran a $55,000 Grant Toward His First Home

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Welcome Home Grant Awards Ceremony Took Place in Honor of Veteran’s Day

Yesterday, Suburban Propane partnered with Operation Tiny Home and Cornerstone Tiny Home to provide a combat-wounded veteran with the opportunity to purchase his very own custom-built tiny home. This small footprint home will be purchased by, Frederic Rosario, the recipient of the grant and consist of up to two bedrooms, be storm resistant and include all the amenities of a full-size house, while also thoughtfully designed to provide stability, peace of mind, and comfort.

A Welcome Home Grant Awards Ceremony was held in observance of Veteran’s Day in Longwood, Florida. Reality TV Co-Host, Zack Giffin of Tiny House Nation, served as Master of Ceremonies. Lyman High School JROTC and Longwood Commissioner Toni Boni were also in attendance, as well as State Representative, David Smith.

“Suburban Propane is incredibly proud to partner with Operation Tiny Home in their mission to provide housing for veterans in need. As a supporter of military and veteran initiatives and a veteran employer, we are humbled to play a part in such a wonderful cause and look forward to making a difference in a veteran’s life,” said Nandini Sankara, Spokesperson.

“I am proud to join Operation Tiny Home as they honor American heroes for their commitment and sacrifice to our great nation. The work that Operation Tiny Home and Suburban Propane do makes our community and state stronger by combating housing insecurity and empowering veterans through workforce training programs. I encourage my Seminole County neighbors to lend a helping hand to a veteran in need. On this Veteran’s Day, take time to celebrate the brave men and women who have tirelessly sought to defend our freedoms and liberty,” said Florida District 28 State Representative David Smith.

This collaboration with Operation Tiny Home and its celebrated partners is part of Suburban Propane’s SuburbanCares corporate initiative, which is dedicated to supporting community efforts across the company’s footprint in the United States. This year, SuburbanCares is undertaking charitable endeavors to help children in numerous underserved communities, including Albany, NY; Dayton, OH; Philadelphia, PA; Santa Fe, NM; Santa Rosa, CA; Columbia and Charleston, SC; and New Brunswick, NJ. SuburbanCares has also provided meals to healthcare professionals in some of the most COVID-19-affected regions in the nation, including Florida, California, Texas, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Washington, D.C.

About Operation Tiny Home:
Operation Tiny Home is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit that assists people struggling with severe housing instability to maintain a life of dignity through custom high-quality tiny housing solutions and empowerment training programs.

For additional information on Operation Tiny Home, please visit

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