Thank You SCV Rotary Club!

 

Habitat for Humanity and Homes 4 Families™ partnered with the SCV Rotary Club to bring snow and breakfast to the Santa Clarita Veteran Enriched Neighborhoods® for their second annual pancake breakfast!

Over 130 military family members enjoyed breakfast this past Saturday, August 19, thanks to members of the Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club who were up bright and early flipping pancakes and cooking sausages for the hungry neighbors.

To beat the summer heat, we also made it snow in Santa Clarita. Over 5 tons of ice was used to make the snow playground, set up in one of four community spaces in the neighborhood. Community events such as these are an important component of the Veteran Enriched Neighborhood® model because families are able to spend time in a fun environment together and bond with their neighbors. Contributions like the SCV Rotary Club’s are so helpful in welcoming new members to their community and helping our military families feel supported.

The final 24 homes of this community are currently under construction, with all 24 families selected and eagerly awaiting to join the 54 families already living there. This community was built by sister organizations Habitat for Humanity and Homes4Familiesâ„¢ who specialize in building homes for low-income veterans. In addition to that, Homes4Families provides wrap-around services for these community members which aid in self-sufficiency, financial literacy, and treatment of PTS for both veteran and family members. This event is one of many the organizations offer annually to help build cohesion in the community.

To date Homes 4 Families has built 144 homes for veterans which includes two veteran-specific communities, Santa Clarita and Sylmar. The non-profit just broke ground on a third project to build 56 more homes in Palmdale, CA as well.

The goal of Homes 4 Families is to give low-income veterans a chance to build equity and use that profit to increase their social class. In addition to that, they also have a mentorship program in place which links members of the community who are prior service with the incoming families to help them transition. If you would like to learn more about how you can support our families, please contact bmills@humanityca.org.