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York County Habitat and The Home Depot Partners to Serve U.S. Military Veterans

York County, SC (February 6, 2017) – Habitat for Humanity of York County is partnering with Home Depot to serve U.S. military veterans in York County. The project is part of Habitat for Humanity’s Repair Corps program, an initiative funded by The Home Depot Foundation to help build, rehabilitate or repair the homes of U.S. military veterans and their families. The initial project will serve Milford, a U.S. military veteran who served during the Vietnam War. A kickoff event will be held Tuesday, February 7 at 10:00 AM at Milford’s home, located at 207 Juniper Street in the Paradise community of Fort Mill.

In partnership with the veteran, Habitat repairs will include installation of new water and waste lines, installing new bathroom and kitchen fixtures including toilet, bathtub, sinks, a hot water as well as a new roof.  

Milford states, “ Habitat is a huge blessing, I am so grateful for the partnership with Habitat and all the good folks associated with this organization.”

York County Habitat is one of more than 45 local Habitat offices selected to participate in the 2016 Repair Corps program, through which volunteers will help build or repair more than 200 veterans’ homes across the country.

Tim Veeck, Executive Director stated “ Habitat will undertake 37 home repair projects this year, and this level of service would not be possible without the generous support of Home Depot.”
Habitat’s Repair Corps program supports projects ranging from new construction to home repair projects such as weatherproofing, installation of access ramps and kitchen or bathroom renovations for wheelchair access.

Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has funded Habitat’s Repair Corp program, which to date has helped repair or renovate the homes of nearly 600 U.S. military veterans and their families.

“Home Depot is a significant supporter of Habitat for Humanity across the nation. As members of this community, we are proud and honored to work on behalf of deserving veterans like Milford,” stated Heather Sloop, Team Depot coordinator.

About Habitat for Humanity of York County
Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 6.8 million people around the world construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat for Humanity of York County has partnered locally with 63 families through new home construction or rehabs and 77 families through home preservation projects. 

About Giving Back at The Home Depot
Since the first The Home Depot store opened in 1979, giving back has been a core value for the Company and a passion for its associates. Today, The Home Depot, in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, focuses its philanthropic efforts on improving the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and their families and aiding communities affected by natural disasters. Through Team Depot, the Company’s associate-led volunteer force, thousands of associates dedicate their time and talents to these efforts in the communities where they live and work.

Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has invested more than $138 million in veteran causes, and along with the help of Team Depot volunteers, has transformed more than 25,000 homes for veterans. To learn more and see Team Depot in action, visit www.homedepot.com/teamdepot

About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global nonprofit housing organization in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit habitat.org.

Contacts:
Ben Gair, Director of Development
Phone: 803-985-9244 or Cell: 716-997-7732
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Freddi Guillen                
The Home Depot #1114        
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