This program is open to all military veterans, provided they have received an honorable or general discharge, and is not restricted to any specific veteran groups. While the primary focus of the program is on critical home repairs for veterans, the foundation has expressed their readiness to fund standard repairs on the homes of qualified veterans provided homes with critical needs take precedence.
Lifting Up Communities: Going Over The Top For Those Who Serve
James had placed pails on the floor of his home, inside his living room, to collect the water coming in through his roof. Each time it rained it caused great distress for this esteemed Veteran of the U.S. Army Police. During dinner one evening water began pouring in through the front window like buckets.
After a call to the US Department of Veterans Association, Habitat for Humanity was contacted for critical home repair needs. James, who has an auto immune issue, is eternally grateful for the 15 volunteers who showed up to make a difference to repair the interior and exterior areas needed to make his home warm, safe and dry. The work was complete in one eventful day just before Christmas and the team of volunteers even left James with a festive holiday gift.
They went above and beyond and installed Christmas lights so James could thoroughly enjoy the holiday season in his home.
Many veterans on Long Island own a home but are unable to maintain it because of the expenses. Habitat for Humanity of Nassau County provides critical home repair including interior or exterior work performed to alleviate critical health, life and safety issues or code violations.