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The Old Soldiers Home

Website design and development - Godaddy

Website development

Project details

Target skills

  • Graphic design - web
  • Web development

Project need

As the 90 year old founder of this foundation i admit to a chalk and slate background. The website we have was cut and pasted together with help from Godaddy. If you will take the time to read our compelling pitch, you will realize our average age is 84... quite a few have some skills, and willingness to what must be done.
We have attracted 2 Lt Generals, 2 lawyers, 2 strong rolodexes and 1 DOD specialist on our Board and quite willing to work... their average age is mid to late 50's... none of these have ever developed a website... played with social-media... or branded a non-profit of the size and scope described in "Our Pitch."

Our Shadows Tell Our Stories
The Old Soldiers Home Foundation Inc.
From retired to expired…
We will support the old and establish new Continuing Care Retirement Communities, so present and future veterans from every branch of military service will always have a safe and secure environment in which to live, thrive and age in place.
The first and still-existing Old Soldiers Home in Washington DC was established by Congress from Mexican War reparations in 1851. Philadelphia’s Old Sailors Naval Home established in 1831, was moved to Gulfport MS in 1976. Merged in 1991 they are now called the Armed Forces Retirement Homes’ (afrh.gov), dedicated to continuing their combined 188-year-old mission at both locations.
But, in 2005 hurricane Katrina destroyed the Naval Home in Gulfport MS forcing its replacement. In 2011, an earthquake damaged the historic Sherman, Grant and Scott buildings in Washington DC. The Sherman was repaired, the Grant remains damaged, the Scott was replaced. These disastrous results, plus 85 deferred repairs to on-site infrastructure and smaller buildings, have resulted in the home’s 1851 Trust Fund dwindling to record lows.
To counter these problems and plan for future needs, one of our 90-year-old veteran residents started this Old Soldiers Home Foundation… a 501(c)3 non-profit, staffed and ready for your help to restore and preserve these National treasures and ultimately… start building more Armed Forces Retirement Homes’ wherever they are needed.
No donation is too small… or too large… our many challenges come in all sizes. Please tell all your friends, relatives, colleagues and employers… their tax-deductible contributions will ensure these continuing care communities will always be safe, secure and available for all the enlisted veterans who can now depend on them… and… for all the future veterans of conflicts yet to be won.
We have completed our first fundraiser, a successful CFC (Combined Federal Campaign). We have prepared a second crowd-funding campaign... we are sitting on a growing veterans list... already numbering over 5,000. We are holding this until we have a better website.

Organization's mission

The Old Soldiers Home Foundation, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) organization supporting the veterans at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, DC through development, restoration, and preservation of centuries old infrastructure that will continue to enhance the quality of life in recognition of those who sacrificed so much through military service.

Step 1: Apply

Send the below info, and if interested, the nonprofit will select a time for a phone interview. You'll get a confirmation with everything you need to know.

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Step 2: Interview

You'll have a 30 minute call to discuss the scope and deliverables of the project directly with The Old Soldiers Home, and for them to confirm you're a good fit.

Step 3: Start

Once accepted, you'll be able to get right to work. We will check in with you periodically to make sure you have everything you need.