For years Habitat for Humanity of Smith County has been working to make the dream of home ownership possible for people who need financial help and are willing to put in hard work — so called sweat equity.
The Smith County chapter is one of 84 Habitat affiliates across the nation helping veterans in need of home repairs by providing zero interest loans.
“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 Jack Wilson, CEO of the Smith County Habitat, in a prepared statement.
“It is truly an honor to work in partnership with former service men and women, and their families,” he said
Repair Corps is funded by The Home Depot Foundation with a $2.7 million cash and in-kind gift card donation. Grants will be allocated in amounts of up to $15,000 for such projects as roofing and weather stripping to the installation of wheelchair ramps and renovated bathrooms and doorways to accommodate disabled veterans, the announcement said.
Kelly Caffarelli, president of The Home Depot Foundation, says a goal of the new initiative is to “ensure that every U.S. veteran has a safe and accessible place to call home,”
Repair Corps is part of a three-year, $30 million investment The Home Depot Foundation is making to multiple organizations to help ease the burdens of military veterans by repairing and renovating homes and public facilities for military veterans, the announcement said.
Habit for Humanity of Smith County has built or renovated more than 150 homes.
For more information, visit the Smith County Habitat website at smith-countyhabitat.org or call 903-595-6630.
Danny Mogle: firstname.lastname@example.org or 903-596-6256.