Combat veteran Juan J. Bran talks about his time as a US Army paratrooper serving in Afghanistan, re-entering civilian life with war injuries, and rebuilding for himself and his family through programs like Homes 4 Families and solar installed by GRID GLA.
Michael Elkins first learned about GRID through his fellowship with Mission Continues, a nonprofit that empowers veterans by helping them build skills and networks to successfully reintegrate them into the civilian lifestyle.
Thanks in large part to Sunrun, GRID Alternatives Bay Area recently installed an 8.06 kW solar system at the Rio Vista Veterans Residence. The home will provide a permanent residence with case management and support services for six formerly homeless veterans. The six bedroom house is being built by Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity and will be owned and operated by the Berkeley Food & Housing Project with the assistance of American Legion Post 178.