From Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna:
Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna completed its 6th home repair on Saturday, November 8th as part of Habitat for Humanity’s 20-city Repair Corps program, an initiative funded by The Home Depot Foundation to help repair, renovate, or construct the homes of U.S. veterans.
The final project was home to U.S. Veteran, Nicole Whitmer. Nine volunteers from Notre Dame Preparatory School joined Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna in staining Whitmer’s new fence, previously installed by volunteers from The Home Depot. The Home Depot Foundation provided the funding for the Whitmer home repair project, along with 180 others being completed across the country through Habitat’s Repair Corps.
The following homeowners benefited from Habitat’s Repair Corps program: Paul Keller, Walter Jermyn, John and Sylvia Heffner, Faith and Ray Weatherington, and Sarah and Carl Clark.
Repair Program Manager, Carol Suzdak said, “The Home Depot Foundation has opened doors for our affiliate to help veterans in the community who need a hand up. We can’t thank them enough for their continuous support and for bettering the lives of those who have served to protect ours.”
As is required of new Habitat homeowners, veterans selected to partner with Habitat’s Repair Corps program, repay a portion of the costs of their repairs. The amount is determined on a sliding scale based on the veteran’s income to ensure affordability for the veteran.
Funding for Habitat’s Repair Corps is part of a five-year, $80 million investment The Home Depot Foundation is making to multiple organizations to repair and renovate homes and public housing facilities for U.S. veterans.
Students from Notre Dame Preparatory School staining U.S. Veteran, Nicole Whitmer new fence that was previously installed by The Home Depot.