Success Stories

  Your donations fund a range of programs that provide services for the nomadic community and   help preserve independence, self-sufficiency, and dignity.

BUILDING COMMUNITY: Gatherings organized by HOWA guide new nomads in the skills needed to thrive, teach the value of honoring the public lands where we camp, and promote lasting friendships. Click twice on the photos for more information.

02/11/2022
Like many first-time RTR attendees, Rachele discovered the RTRs accidentally while searching the internet for the solution to a problem...
02/05/2022
The online RTR in 2021 was so popular the HOWA staff decided to offer online classes in 2022 for everyone who could not attend the in-person RTRs.  Questions ...
01/31/2022
The return of the RTRs! After reviewing the effectiveness of the coronavirus vaccines and the rate of infections in the Quartzsite area, the staff and trustees of HOWA determined that the 2022 RTRs could be held safely...
11/15/2021
New nomads are often timid about camping alone especially if they have little experience. To fill the need for companionship and support...

EMERGENCY FUND IN ACTION:When the unexpected happens HOWA provides loaner tents for temporary shelter and funds for tires, repairs, gas, and other necessities. Click twice on the photos for more information.

03/19/2022
When Bunny La Grand could no longer afford the rental she had in Portland, Oregon, she moved herself and her three cats into a 4-person tent and hit the road in her minivan...
12/11/2021
As of December 2021 the HOWA Emergency Fund has distributed over $44,000 to 112 nomads. Thank you to all who donated and helped make this program so successful...
08/26/2021
All of the staff and volunteers on the HOWA Emergency Fund team have one goal in mind - to provide whatever help nomads need to stay in their homes on wheels.
07/09/2021
Since its inception in August 2019, the efund has distributed more than $26,000 and helped over 80 nomads! An anonymous donation launched the fund but all of you who continue to donate allows HOWA to keep helping nomads. We thank you!

VAN BUILDS: A pressing need for shelter is solved by converting minivans and other suitable vehicles into simple homes on wheels. Volunteers come together for two weeks several times a year to complete the homes. Click twice on the photos for more information.

02/15/2022
Time for an update on Barbara and the Astro van! After waving goodbye to all of the volunteers at the HOWA van build in October 2021, Barbara began her journey as a nomad by visiting friends and boondocking...
Minivans are a good choice for full-time living or weekend getaways. They are one of the most economical cars to buy, get good gas mileage, are easy to park and drive...
10/26/2021
It's finally time for the Astro van to become a Home on Wheels for a deserving recipient! Barbara has been couch surfing in the homes of friends and family for several months.
10/15/2021
Between Summer 2019 and Fall 2021, HOWA has purchased or has been gifted 16 vehicles.  Eighteen people, on the edge of homelessness, have been granted vehicles as their homes on wheels. 

BRING YOUR OWN VEHICLE: The BYOV program serves those in the mobile community who own their vehicle but can not afford the materials and the labor costs for a build. Click twice on the photos for more information.

02/26/2022
The price of minivans skyrocketed recently making it difficult to find suitable vehicles for the minivan builds so, in order to serve more nomads in need, HOWA started the BYOV program. Recipients, who must be full-time nomads...

SPECIAL PROJECTS: Generous donations of solar panels, batteries, electric bikes, trailers and other equipment by HOWA’s alliance partners and individual donors improve the daily lives of nomads. Click twice on the photos for more information.

02/20/2022
$112,955 raised to help nomads in need! Thank you donors! Bob Wells, president of HOWA, bought an ambulance in the spring of 2021 and generously donated his 2015 GMC Savana 2500 Cargo Van to HOWA...
11/28/2021
In January 2021 HOWA was the recipient of a $3,000 Community Grant from Walmart. Thank you Walmart! In keeping with the requirements that the grant money be distributed to nomads in need in the Pahrump area...
04/09/2021
 A generous Community Grant of $3,000 from Walmart was distributed as $50 gifts to nomads in need through HOWA's We Care Program. Volunteers gathered in Pahrump on April 1st to hand out the gifts
01/01/2021
In early December HOWA received a wonderful donation - $15,000 to be distributed to nomads in need. The anonymous donor stipulated that each vehicle dwelling  ...

FUTURE PLANS: HOWA will use donated and purchased land for gathering, training, and building centers. This will free up resources and allow HOWA to serve more people. Click twice on the photo for more information.

04/01/2019
Five acres donated to Homes On Wheels Alliance!

How You Can Help.

It is no secret that there is a growing proportion of the country that cannot pay rent, pay for food and medications on the money they have each month. Millions of people in this country have to decide each month if they will pay their rent or buy food or buy the medications they need because they cannot stretch their budget to pay for all of it.

Homes On Wheels, Inc. is a newly formed 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that focuses on providing safe and secure unconventional housing to those in need helping them get back on their feet.

This enormous undertaking will succeed through the efforts of volunteers and contributions from those individuals and organizations that want to change lives and make a difference. There are many ways to be part of the solution. Click on the button to donate now through PayPal.




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