Habitat for Humanity, Inc. of the Manassas area has been selected to participate in Repair Corps, an initiative of Habitat for Humanity International and The Home Depot Foundation that supports veterans.
The local Habitat program is one of 84 Habitat affiliates selected to participate in this program designed to support U.S. veterans in need of home repairs, said Habitat for Humanity.
The nonprofit said that "Repair Corps is modeled after other Habitat for Humanity programs where the Habitat family, in this case the veteran, will repay the zero interest loan necessary for these repairs."
“Having participated in the pilot program last year and having worked with a terrific WWII veteran, we are excited to be part of the nationwide launch of Repair Corps and grateful to The Home Depot Foundation for funding this project, said Theresa Accoo, Board Chair of Prince William’s Habitat for Humanity affiliate in a release. “We’re able to provide accessibility features and repair major systems like roofs, heating or plumbing to help increase the energy efficiency of the home for the veteran client so that their home is a safer, more affordable place to live.”
Habitat for Humanity’s Repair Corps is a project funded by The Home Depot Foundation with a $2.7 million cash and in-kind gift card donation. Home repair grants will be allocated in amounts up to $15,000 for each Repair Corps project.
“We are proud to partner with Habitat 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 in the release.
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, said the nonprofit.