HFHEC Repair Corps Press ReleaseHabitat for Humanity International and The Home Depot Foundation partner to repair homes with veterans and their families
Habitat for Humanity of Effingham Countyselectedto participate
in launch of Repair Corps program
Springfield, Georgia, October 21, 2011
Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County has been selected to participate in Repair Corps, a veterans-support initiative of Habitat for Humanity International and The Home Depot Foundation.
Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County is one of 36 Habitat affiliates selected to participate in this pilot program designed to support veterans in need of home repair. Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County will be granted up to $10,000 to for repair work on the the home of U.S. veterans in Effingham County.Repair Corps is designed under the same model as new homes built with Habitat families where the veteran will repay the zero interest loan necessary for these repairs. Habitat for Humanity in Effingham County is currently solicting applications from eligible veterans to particate in this program.
“We are excited to participate in the launch of Habitat for Humanity’s Repair Corps program and grateful to The Home Depot Foundation for funding this project,” said Jimmy Rutland, Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County. “It is truly an honor to work in partnership with former service men and women, and their families.” George Groce, Development Director for Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County says, “As a veteran with 20 years of military service, I greatly appreciate the opportunity to help fellow veterans with their housing needs. It’s a wonderful way to thank our veterans for all they have done.”
Habitat for Humanity’s Repair Corps will begin as a pilot project funded by The Home Depot Foundation with an $800,000 cash and in-kind gift card donation. Home repair grants will be allocated in amounts up to $10,000 for each Repair Corps project. The program grants will cover the cost of a variety of repairs that could include roofing and weather stripping to the installation of wheelchair ramps and renovated bathrooms and doorways to accommodate disabled veterans.
“We are proud to partner withHabitat for Humanity International as we aim to ensure that every U.S. veteran has a safe and accessible place to call home,” said Kelly Caffarelli, president, The Home Depot Foundation.
Habitat for Humanity’s Repair Corps is part of a three-year, $30 million investment The Home Depot Foundation is making to multiple organizations to help ease the burdens of military veterans by repairing and renovating homes and public facilities for military veterans.
About The Home Depot Foundation
Since its formation in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation has granted more than $270 million to nonprofit organizations
improving homes and lives in local communities. To learn more and see our associates in action, visit www.homedepotfoundation.org, follow us on Twitter @homedepotfdn, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitat.org, or follow us at www.facebook.com/habitat or at www.twitter.com/habitat_org or join Habitat’s blog community at www.habitat.org/blog.
About Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County was founded in 1995 as a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International
serving Effingham County, Georgia. Our administrative offices are co-located with our Restore at 3605 Georgia Highway
21 South in Rincon, Georgia. For more information visit us at EffinghamHabitat.org, or follow us on Facebook, contact us at:
Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County
PO Box 578
Springfield, GA 31329-0578
Habitat for Humanity International
The Home Depot Foundation