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Habitat for Humanity and Home Depot Team Up to Help Veterans

The Repairs Corps program is designed to honor and help disabled veterans.

Manatee County Habitat for Humanity has been selected as one of 84 Habitat affiliates to participate in Repair Corps, a veterans-support initiative of Habitat for Humanity International and The Home Depot Foundation.   

The program is designed to support U.S. veterans in need of home repair. Habitat for Humanity’s Repair Corps is funded by The Home Depot Foundation with a $2.7 million cash and in-kind gift card donation.

“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,” said Jim Frame, Board President for Manatee Habitat.  “It is truly an honor to work in partnership with former service men and women, and their families.”

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 to the installation of wheelchair ramps and renovated bathrooms and doorways to accommodate disabled veterans. 

Habitat for Humanity’s Repair Corps is part of a three-year, $30 million project involving myriad organizations designed to help military veterans by repairing and renovating homes and public facilities.

Manatee Habitat will provide information on the Veteran Home Repair program Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cortez ReStore, 4105 Cortez Road W.  In addition in effort to recognize those who have served and are currently serving our country, Manatee Habitat will  offer veterans and military personnel a 25 percent discount on ReStore purchases from Nov. 12 through to the end of the month.  For more information on ways in which Manatee Habitat is partnering with local vets call 748-9100 ext 102.

About The Home Depot Foundation

In 2011, The Home Depot Foundation committed $30 million over three years to nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the homes of economically disadvantaged veterans.  Through Team Depot, the company's associate-led volunteer program, thousands of Home Depot associates volunteer their time and talents to positively transform neighborhoods and perform basic repairs and modifications to homes and to the facilities serving veterans with critical housing needs. Since its formation in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation has granted more than $300 million to nonprofit organizations improving homes and lives in local communities. To learn more and see our associates in action, visit www.homedepotfoundation.org, follow us on Twitter @homedepotfdn, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation.

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