and the have announced an initiative to help repair, renovate, and build homes in partnership with U.S. military veterans and their families.
Supported by $2.7 million in cash and in-kind gifts from the Home Depot Foundation, Habitat's 2014 Repair Corps program will enable up to twenty Habitat affiliates across the country — from Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Waco, Texas — to help at least a hundred and eighty veterans and their families make improvements to their homes. With funding of up to $15,000 per property, each participating Habitat affiliate will complete a minimum of five repair or construction projects.
Since 2011, the Home Depot Foundation has contributed $6.2 million to the Repair Corps program as part of a five-year, $80 million investment in multiple organizations working to repair and renovate homes and public housing facilities for U.S. veterans. To date, Repair Corps has partnered with more than two hundred and eighty veterans' families on projects ranging from new construction, to home repair projects such as roofing and weather stripping, to installing wheelchair ramps and modified bathrooms and doorways to accommodate disabled veterans.
"Habitat for Humanity truly understands the needs and challenges homeowners face in the local communities it serves," said Home Depot Foundation president Kelly Caffarelli. "We are proud to continue our partnership [and help] the Repair Corps program to reach hundreds of veterans in need of critical home repairs as we work to achieve our mission to ensure every veteran has a safe place to call home."