The James Walton Home opened on Veterans Day 2011. Since that time, they have helped more than 600 homeless veterans gain back their pride and dignity to return to become self-sufficient, productive members of society.
Project Veterans Pride through the James Walton Home provides access to health care, transitional housing, job training and placement and other supportive services.
The James Walton house provides temporary transitional housing for up to 20 Veterans form all branches of service at any given time. The non profit organization relies on donations and grants for operating expenses.
The James Walton Home recently moved to a new location at 6720 N 27th Ave in Phoenix and since that time Dr. Christeen Verchot, the director of Project Veterans Pride, along with her board of directors have been working diligently to create a safe and comfortable home for these veterans. When the heater stopped working in early February, she called on her circle of trusted resources to find a local veteran owned company and was recommended by two people to call AZ Perfect Comfort, owned by John and Robin McCombs.
John and Robin are both Army veterans. AZ Perfect Comfort was able to make some temporary repairs but found an old system, badly in need of replacement. Robin, a member of the Board of Directors for the Southwest Veterans Chamber, began to make plans for the needed replacement to make sure the system was replaced before the summer heat arrived.
AZ Perfect Comfort is donating the labor and miscellaneous materials, Trane Southwest DSO is donating the Trane package unit for the installation, Smiley Crane Service and RE Michel have both donated services and materials to complete the project. The installation of the new heating and air conditioning system will be completed on Saturday, March 16 from 8:00 am to 1200. With crane set scheduled at 10:00.