Entertainment Movies Arnold Schwarzenegger Donates 25 Tiny Homes to Homeless Veterans: 'Greatest Christmas Gift' Arnold Schwarzenegger donated $250,000 to provide homes for veterans who had been living on the streets in Los Angeles By Greta Bjornson Greta Bjornson Twitter Digital News Writer, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 24, 2021 12:31 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Arnold Schwarzenegger/Twitter Arnold Schwarzenegger is making a difference in the lives of veterans this holiday season. Schwarzenegger, 74, personally donated 25 homes to veterans in the Los Angeles area who had been previously living on the street, he shared on Twitter Thursday. The former California governor unveiled the homes this week as an early Christmas gift. "Today, I celebrated Christmas early. The 25 homes I donated for homeless veterans were installed here in LA," he tweeted Thursday. "It was fantastic to spend some time with our heroes and welcome them into their new homes." Schwarzenegger also gave shoutouts to the nonprofit Village for Vets, as well as the Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and American Veterans (AMVets) for their help. "We proved that when we all work together, we can solve any problem," he wrote. Arnold Schwarzenegger/Twitter Arnold Schwarzenegger Wishes Son Joseph Baena a Happy 24th Birthday: 'You Are Crushing It' Village for Vets provided the homes, which Schwarzenegger made possible with a $250,000 donation, according to FOX 11 Los Angeles. The Village for Vets website explains that tiny shelters, like the 25 donated by Schwarzenegger, "provide an elevated standard of living from tent encampments while veterans are on their journey to find permanent housing and stability." Arnold Schwarzenegger/Twitter Arnold Schwarzenegger Suggests Gavin Newsom 'Figure Out How to Be Arnold Schwarzenegger' Ahead of Recall Vote Each home has heat, electricity and air conditioning, AMVets employee Rob Reynolds told FOX 11. Schwarzenegger said in a follow-up Tweet that acts of kindness are "what Christmas is all about." "All of you have the power to do something for someone else this holiday season. It doesn't have to be big. Just give a few minutes of your time to help someone else," he continued. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. The Terminator star told FOX 11 he was "ecstatic" about the tiny homes, which he described as "the greatest Christmas gift." Veteran Bruce Henry Cooper agreed, telling FOX 11 the homes are "a life-saver." He also expressed his gratitude towards Schwarzenegger, saying, "He has not forgotten us. Not forgotten anybody."