US Bank came out with over 40 volunteers on October 25th to a veteran home repair in Burbank. Volunteers from the bank assisted David, a seeing-impaired veteran and his wife Pat, by demoing a back patio, doing yard cleanup, some painting and much more.
US Bank’s assistance could not come at a better time for the family, both seniors and one with a disability, it is a struggle for the family to keep up their modest home. The family was most concerned with the leaky roof that caused damage to their ceilings and floors and the outdoor covered patio that was rotted and at risk of falling. Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV, with help from organizations like US Bank was able to demo the old patio and fix the leaky roof, ceiling and flooring so that the family can live comfortably without worry of storm winds and rains damaging their home this winter.
David and Pat are so thankful for US Bank’s help!
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 215 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”.