Alumnus Does Good for Veterans

Temple Liberal Arts alumnus Chris Aiosa moved to Portland after graduation and started the city’s first veterans-only shelter.

What do you do when you have a functioning homeless shelter but no washer and dryer?

“Laundry,” laughs geography and urban studies alumnus Chris Aiosa ’09. “At the end of every day, my wife and I did laundry. Sometimes it was at our house, sometimes at the laundromat, but we did it every night for two full months until we got approval to install the machines.”

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