[Los Angeles, CA (October 22, 2012)] On Saturday, October 20th, Anheuser Busch came out to Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV’s 12-home Habitat for Heroes site in Sylmar to help build the retaining wall for the community. Over 40 volunteers from the local Los Angeles Brewery in Van Nuys came out to support veterans through their AB Cares program.
Veteran support is currently a high priority to Anheuser Busch, along with programs such as the “Here’s to the Heroes” Home Run program and their Folds of Honor Foundation, Anheuser hopes to make a yearly commitment to Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys’ “Habitat for Heroes” program.
They plan to come out and build again in April 2013 and continue on until the homes are completed. Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV is so thankful for their new veteran-support partner.
“Anheuser Busch is an organization dedicated to serving our country’s heroes,” said Donna Deutchman, CEO of Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV “their support has allowed us to make great accomplishments in this program, helping us break ground and begin the new veteran community in Sylmar. Their donation helps secure affordable veteran home-ownership opportunities in North Los Angeles County.”
About Habitat for Heroes
Habitat for Heroes is a program of Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys. This program serves low-income and disabled veterans who either struggle to keep up or get around their existing home, due to disability or lack of funds, as well as low-income and disabled veterans in need of a brand new affordable home in Santa Clarita. Habitat for Heroes has completed 7 home repairs/disability modifications since November 2011 and plans to complete three more by the end of 2012 and ten more in 2013. They also plan to start two veteran “enriched” communities of new homes in the coming months. Habitat is already accepting applications for the new community which will also provide veteran families with social services specifically tailored to suit the needs of veterans, especially those recently returning from the “wars on terror” as well as services for older vets of prior conflicts. Download a new home and home repair/disability application at www.HumanityCA.org or www.HabitatSCV.org
About Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys (HFH SF/SCV)
Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV is a separately incorporated affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. HFH SF/SCV’s affiliate is one of only 5% of Habitats internationally that have built or rebuilt over 100 homes (with 220 in history). Even fewer Habitats build large neighborhoods of homes, and no other does so in an enriched environment that teaches a 12-month program of targeted self-sufficiency skills. Habitat is currently working on their 9th and 10th neighborhoods in North Los Angeles County as part of their veteran housing initiative “Habitat for Heroes”.