Habitat for Humanity and The Home Depot Foundation to expand Repair Corps Program
July 24, 2012
Habitat for Humanity and The Home Depot Foundation recently announced plans to collaborate to expand the Repair Corps Program, a pilot launched last year to perform work on veteran's home. For instance, the program will build wheelchair ramps, widen doorways, install weather stripping or tackle larger projects, including roofing work and structural improvements.
This expansion will provide the necessary fixes on the homes of more than 180 veterans, thanks to $2.7 million in funding and Team Depot volunteers from The Home Depot to bolster Habitat for Humanity's teams.
The funds will be dispersed among 30 states to 84 Habitat for Humanity affiliates with a special focus on communities that boast high populations of veterans, such as Norfolk, Virginia; San Diego, California; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Nashville, Tennessee.
"We had been saving up for years for a new roof, furnace and air conditioner, but due to an unstable economy and rising mortgage payments, we needed some help," said Cliff Easley, an Army veteran who served between 1968 and 1988. "We are so thankful for the Repair Corps partnership."
Corporations that plan to make grants to large organizations might benefit from a nonprofit fundraising
program to gain an accurate view of accounts before and after funds are allocated to organizations.