Habitat for Humanity’s Repair Corps program creates safe, healthy, independent, dignified living spaces by utilizing the donations of hardworking volunteers and individual and corporate sponsors to perform critical home repair on homes owned by local veterans.
One such project was embarked upon recently.
Desert Storm veteran Cliff Cross thinks like many of his brothers-in-arms do. He has a hard time asking for support when he knows that there may be others in more urgent need. That’s why his sister-in-law took matters into her own hands and contacted Habitat for Humanity’s Repair Corps program to find out if something could be done about the precarious state of his home. Habitat staff evaluated the home and realized that the necessary repairs were going to cost a lot more than was in the original project budget.
BAE Systems stepped in to help. With their donation of $30,000 and the generous commitment of employee volunteers, Cliff’s bathroom received the vital repairs it needed. In addition, other Repair Corps projects for local veterans will be completed in the coming weeks because of BAE’s support. Check out the news coverage below to learn more!