Veterans Repair Corps

A Part of Habitat for Humanity’s Veterans Build, a national initiative that serves veterans and their families.

Impact:

Since 2011, Habitat for Humanity and the Home Depot Foundation has generously funded critical repairs on the homes of veterans through Habitat for Humanity Repair Corps Program.

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Message from the Executive Director:

Senator James E. Risch’s office contacted us about Jim Klassen, a Vietnam Veteran. When we learned about Jim’s living situation we knew we had to offer a hand up. We had to support Jim and get him into a home. Volunteers have been swarming in every weekend! Thanks to our supporters and Home Depot Jim will have a brand new home. We encourage you to watch the KTVB news segment below to learn more about our friend, Jim Klassen, and how you can support his dream!

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Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has generously funded critical repairs on the homes of veterans through Habitat for Humanity Repair Corps Program.

The Repair Corps program is part of Habitat for Humanity’s Veterans Build, a national initiative that serves veterans and their families.

How to Volunteer
Contact Teresa Short, Community Outreach Director
Office: (208) 463-0864
Cell: (208) 800-1542
Email: communityoutreach@canyonhabitat.org

About Repair Corps
This program is open to all military veterans, provided they have received an honorable or general discharge. It is not restricted to any specific veteran groups. While the primary focus 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.

What is critical home repair?
Critical home repair is interior or exterior work performed to alleviate critical health, life and safety issues or code violations, including a change to or repair of materials or components; a reconfiguration of space; a modification for accessibility; installation or extension of plumbing, mechanical or electrical systems on an existing structure.

For select affiliates participating in the Repair Corps program, please note:
Projects can include existing Habitat homes, provided a qualified veteran resides in the home.
Board-approved family selection criteria apply (need, willingness to partner, ability to repay).
The home must be owned, not rented.
A veteran must reside in the home, though the veteran need not own the home, but it must be his/her primary residence.

Team Depot (Home Depot’s employee volunteers) must be provided the opportunity to volunteer on the project.
Maximum grant per project is $15,000; these funds may be used in conjunction with other support. There is no minimum.

To date, Repair Corps has served veterans from all service branches. Participating veterans served as far back as World War II. But, there is still much to be done! Join us in helping veterans and their families build strength, stability and independence through our Repair Corps work.

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Canyon County Habitat for Humanity has many ways for you to help. Click on a link to get started.

 

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