RICHMOND, VA (September 10, 2014) – Volunteers from local Home Depot stores will help make repairs on the homes of two veterans in honor of September 11th through Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity’s Habitat for Heroes program. September 11th is the National Day of Service and Remembrance and encourages American’s to come together and make a difference in their community.
On this day, Team Depot will help to rehab a home for a US Army veteran who was recently deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. This veteran, his wife and their two young daughters will purchase their newly rehabbed home in November of this year through Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity’s Habitat for Heroes veteran’s homeownership program. They will pay an affordable, zero percent interest mortgage, making their dream of homeownership a reality.
Team Depot will also help to make critical health and safety home repairs to a home owned by a veteran of the US Army who served during the Vietnam War.
In January of 2014, The Home Depot Foundation granted Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity $150,000 to support and honor existing and retired military members and their families by offering affordable housing options and critical health and safety repair solutions. Funding from this award will also go towards the cost of repairing both of these homes.
“Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity and The Home Depot Foundation are deeply committed to providing affordable housing solutions to our service men and women, and their families,” said Jane V. Helfrich, CEO of Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity. “We are honored to serve those who have served our country and are grateful for the opportunities to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope.”