Veteran Home Repair is given a boost by a grant from the Home Depot Foundation

We opened the New Year with good news for U.S. veterans in DeKalb County. The Home Depot Foundation approved a grant in the amount of $100,000 for our Veteran Home Repair Program. The Home Depot Foundation is deeply committed to serving veterans and works with nonprofit organizations across the country to give back to our nation’s heroes.

This generous grant provides a much needed boost to HFHD’s vital Veteran Home Repair Program where needs frequently outpace resources. The grant will support repair projects for approximately eight veterans, many of whom are seniors or have experienced a disability. Home repairs protect the safety and integrity of the homes that are approved for work.

Most importantly, a safe and secure home ensures that aging in place is a viable choice for the future. Repair projects include roofing, weatherization, plumbing, and safety features such as, comfort height toilets, handrails, and ramps.

“It has been a honor to meet and hear the stories of the men and women who honorably served our country,” said Sharon Steele, Executive Director. “The Aging in Place/Housing Plus program works to ensure that veterans are able to age in place safely by incorporating a holistic approach of wrap-around services from community partners as we work on repairing their homes. These strategies provide broader financial, health and social benefits for the entire community.”

Again, a big thanks to The Home Depot Foundation for their continued support, helping us help those who have served us all. The team at Habitat for Humanity-DeKalb looks forward to starting soon.

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