June 30, 2012, Los Angeles, CA – The Home Depot Foundation has increased their ongoing contribution to Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys (HFH SF/SCV) as part of its “Habitat for Heroes” Critical Home Repair/Disability Modification program.
The contribution will go to assisting two veteran families who suffer from service-related disabilities and need modifications in their home to make them safe and comfortable to live in. This is Home Depot’s second year as a lead sponsor of HFH SF/SCV’s “Habitat for Heroes” campaign, also sponsored by The Southern California Gas Company, in partnership with KHTS AM 1220.
Volunteers from local Home Depot stores will come out in September and October and assist in the repairs/modifications as part of their Team Depot program. They will assist a vision-impaired veteran who lives with his wife in Burbank and is need of roof and flooring repairs. They will also assist a Navy veteran who lives in a mobile home in Santa Clarita and needs a ramp so that she can move easier in and out of her home.
“The Home Depot Foundation reflects the creative and responsible thinking of Home Depot itself. As a leader in hiring veterans and the disabled, Home Depot puts its money where its mouth is.” Said Donna Deutchman, CEO of Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV, “As a community minded corporate leader, it puts its values front and center, encouraging and supporting its staff to provide direct service through its Team Depot program.”
Last year The Home Depot Foundation funded four “Habitat for Heroes” Critical Home Repair projects, including a recent army veteran returned from Afghanistan with severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) who was receiving disability checks and could no longer work as well as a family of the fallen, who lost both husband and father to an IED roadside bomb in Iraq, and needed some new hope as well as repairs to their home.
To learn more about “Habitat for Heroes” and Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys, visit www.HumanityCA.org
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)
We are 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”.