Habitat for Humanity of York County’s Veteran’s Home Repair program aims to help restore the safety and accessibility of veterans’ homes. Over the last four years with the help of corporate and community sponsors, HFHYC has invested over $180,000 in repairs for veterans. Previous repair projects include electrical upgrades to reduce fire hazards, roof and window replacements to improve energy efficiency, major plumbing repairs, and securing foundations to ensure the structural integrity of their homes. For one third of our veterans, our team and volunteers worked to improve the accessibility of the homes with ADA compliant bathroom modifications, ramps and handrails. Due to limited income and the severity of home conditions, some of our veterans find it challenging to make or afford necessary repairs. Coming into 2019, we hope to continue helping our veteran community age safely in their homes.
Our repair schedule kicks off at the beginning of March, and we already have several veterans ready to kick off their projects. HFHYC is so grateful to have partnered with the veterans residing in York County, and we invite the community to come and give back to those individuals who graciously served our country.
We want to thank our faithful and dedicated volunteers who support Habitat during the year. Over the past year in York County, 1,838 volunteers gave a total of 18,246 hours or service in our ReStore and building or repairing homes with 45 families and their children. Habitat could not do this work without the generous support of our caring volunteers.