Since the founding of our country over 45,000,000 men and women have served in the military to safeguard our democratic freedoms and way of life.  Of these 1,306,026 have made the ultimate sacrifice.  In 2016 there are 1,301,300 serving active duty and an additional 811,000 serving in reserve units.  Many of these veterans, who survive the battlefield and rigors of military service, will return to their homes only to find themselves facing an even graver battlefield. Learn more

You can help out our veterans by making monetary donations as well as donating property & vehicles.

We’re always looking for volunteers who want to help our local veterans. You can get involved through mentoring, helping with events or just lending a helping hand.

Building Lives assists our veterans in rebuilding their lives through various veterans assistance programs, volunteer help and donations from people like you.


  • 12 Sep Building Lives Christmas Gift Sales!

    Building Lives 2017 Christmas Sales have been officially announced. Proceeds go to help homeless veterans and their families....

  • 08 Feb Shop at Kroger, Donate to We Are Building Lives!

    We Are Building Lives has partnered with Kroger’s Community Awards Program to make donating as easy as shopping for your groceries. Through the program, Kroger will donate a percentage of whatever you purchase to a nonprofit of your choice (We Are Building Lives right???). You......

  • 03 Jun Art On The Fly Fest 2016

    A Benefit for Nashville Area Homeless Veterans Saturday, September 24th (9 am – 5 pm) (Rain date: Oct. 1st) Location: Fly General Store, 5661 Leiper’s Creek Rd (on Hwy 7) Fly, TN 38482 (just south of Franklin, TN between Columbia and Dickson near the Natchez......