Habitat for Humanity of Smith County has been selected to participate in Repair Corps, a veterans-support initiative of Habitat for Humanity International and The Home Depot Foundation.
The Smith County Habitat is one of 84 Habitat affiliates selected to participate in this program designed to support U.S. veterans in need of home repair. Repair Corps is designed under the same model as new homes built with Habitat families, where the veteran will repay the zero-interest loan necessary for the repairs.
“We are excited to participate in the launch of Habitat for Humanity’s Repair Corps program and grateful to The Home Depot Foundation for funding this project,” Jack Wilson, chief executive officer of the Smith County Habitat, said in a news release. “It is truly an honor to work in partnership with former service men and women and their families.”
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. The program grants will cover the cost of a variety of repairs that could include roofing and weather stripping, the installation of wheelchair ramps and renovating bathrooms and doorways to accommodate disabled veterans.
“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,” Kelly Caffarelli, president of The Home Depot Foundation, said in a written release.
(Shared from the Tyler Morning Telegraph)