Habitat & Home Depot partner to repair homes with veterans & their families

SE Volusia Habitat for Humanity is one of 84 Habitat affiliates selected to participate in this program designed to support U.S. veterans in need of home repair. Repair Corps is designed under the same model as new homes built with Habitat families where the veteran will repay the zero interest loan necessary for these repairs.

“We are excited to participate in the launch of Habitat for Humanity’s Repair Corps program and grateful to The Home Depot Foundation for funding this project,” said Rosemary Walker, Executive Director, of SE Volusia Habitat for Humanity. “It is truly an honor to work in partnership with former service men and women, and their families.”

Habitat for Humanity’s Repair Corps is a project funded by The Home Depot Foundation with an $2.7 million cash and in-kind gift card donation. Home repair grants will be allocated in amounts up to $15,000 for each Repair Corps project. The program grants will cover the cost of a variety of repairs that could include roofing and weather stripping to the installation of wheelchair ramps and renovated bathrooms and doorways to accommodate disabled veterans.

“We are proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity International as we aim to ensure that every U.S. veteran has a safe and accessible place to call home,” said Kelly Caffarelli, president, The Home Depot Foundation.

Habitat for Humanity’s Repair Corps is part of a three-year, $30 million investment The Home Depot Foundation is making to multiple organizations to help ease the burdens of military veterans by repairing and renovating homes and public facilities for military veterans.

About The Home Depot Foundation

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In 2011, The Home Depot Foundation committed $30 million over three years to nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the homes of economically disadvantaged veterans. Through Team Depot, the company’s associate-led volunteer program, thousands of Home Depot associates volunteer their time and talents to positively transform neighborhoods and perform basic repairs and modifications to homes and to the facilities serving veterans with critical housing needs.

Since its formation in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation has granted more than $300 million to nonprofit organizations improving homes and lives in local communities. To learn more and see our associates in action, visit www.homedepotfoundation.org, follow us on Twitter @homedepotfdn, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitat.org, or follow us at www.facebook.com/habitat or at www.twitter.com/habitat_org or join Habitat’s blog community at www.habitat.org/blog.

About SE Volusia Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity
SE Volusia Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1989, is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. This organization, powered by volunteers, has provided housing solutions to over 100 families in the New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater and Oak Hill communities. Beginning in 2011, the affiliate has also undertaken projects to provide critical home repairs and Neighborhood Revitalization for homeowners with limited finances.


For more information, contact:
Joyce Pearce-Riddel
Development Director
386-314-6543
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