Charity Design

The Blue Butterfly sanctuary is the site of an old navel housing facility.  The base was constructed in the early 90’s and then inhabited for only three years before becoming a ghost town.  After 20 years and miles and miles of red tape the VOA (Veterans of America) got the go ahead to convert these 76 abandoned houses into homes  for homeless single mother veterans and their children.  As a single mama myself, and as a person who believes that every human who so desires to should have a place they can call home, this project moved me.  I joined forces with my stellar sister, Justina Blakeney and together with the helping hands of a few dear friends, a dose of DIY genius, and a bunch of love, we turned this house into a home.  On a shoestring ;-)

Photographed by Danae Rolyn