Programmatic funding will support home repairs for low-income veteran households and the construction of a new, affordable home for a veteran homebuyer
Los Angeles, CA – August 10, 2018: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) has been awarded a $300,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation to further its ability to serve veterans across Greater Los Angeles.
Over the next year, the funding will be used to provide critical home repairs to veteran homeowners and their families, as well as support the building of a new home for a veteran homebuyer in a 10-home community that Habitat LA is currently building in Culver City. Additionally, Team Depot volunteers will support these initiatives by joining Habitat LA’s construction staff on volunteer days throughout the year.
Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has committed more than $1.7 million to Habitat LA’s efforts to improve the homes and lives of veterans in the community. During this time, The Home Depot’s associate led volunteer force has revamped more than 37,000 veteran homes and facilities across the country, with more than 100 of those completed in partnership with Habitat LA.
“We are overjoyed by the support we have received from The Home Depot Foundation,” said Erin Rank, President and CEO, Habitat LA. “It has been an honor to serve our local veterans and their families alongside Team Depot. Their dedication to helping those who have served our country aligns perfectly with our mission and this funding, along with their volunteer commitment, will have a tremendous impact in our local community.”
“Giving back to veterans is personal to The Home Depot, as more than 35,000 of the company’s associates have served in the military,” said Shannon Gerber, executive director of The Home Depot Foundation. “We are excited to help Habitat LA further their mission to ensure veteran homeowners are well cared for and have the assistance they need to live in decent and comfortable living conditions. The Home Depot is about doing, and so is Habitat LA.”
Habitat LA’s veteran outreach initiative, Habitat for Heroes, is aimed at building and repairing the homes of U.S. veterans and their families, as well as engaging them in Habitat LA’s work Building a Greater Los Angeles. This provides veterans with opportunities to volunteer, improve their lives and advocate for change. Since 2011, thousands of veterans have volunteered and more than 150 individuals have been served through Habitat LA’s home preservation and homeownership programs. To learn more about this program, or to apply for home repairs, click here.
About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
Founded in 1990, Habitat LA brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. As the top nonprofit homebuilder in the greater Los Angeles area with six consecutive Charity Navigator 4-Star ratings, Habitat LA has partnered with volunteers, donors and Habitat homeowners to build, renovate and repair more than 1,300 homes locally and worldwide since 1990, transforming thousands of lives. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes and pay an affordable mortgage. By supporting Habitat LA through volunteerism and donations everyone can help families achieve the stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future. Habitat LA ReStores are located in Bellflower, Los Angeles, and Torrance. To learn more, visit www.habitatla.org.
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