On Friday, November 10, 2023, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati [HFHGC] will host a special Veteran Build Day where veteran volunteers will come together to complete exterior home projects for a deserving veteran family. Through the Veteran Repair Program, homeowners Stanley and Shirley have been working with Habitat Greater Cincinnati for several months to improve their home. These projects include essential home repairs and accessibility modifications to ensure their safety, stability, and independence.
Stanley and Shirley moved into their “forever home” 31 years ago after Stanly served in the U.S. Army as a combat photographer. The couple have built a strong community with their neighbors and local church over their three decades in the home. These critical repairs will allow the couple to remain safe in their home that they love.
Six generous businesses have stepped up to support this cause by either donating or subsidizing the costs of these repairs. Total donations value nearly $20,000. These repairs encompass modifications to the entire house, making it ADA-compliant so Shirley, a wheelchair user, can safely move through her home. Additional scope of work includes replacing the broken water heater as well as fitting the home with new gutters, chimney cap, masonry repairs, and all new doors and windows.
“It has been great working with Stanley and Shirley, and we are thrilled to see these much-needed repairs come to fruition,” says Megan Golike, Director of Operations at HFHGC. “We are blown away by the generosity of our partners. It is an amazing to see the community coming together to support this wonderful veteran family.”
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati is deeply grateful for the support of valued partners. Special thanks to Bouldin Builders, Embers Fireplace & Chimney, Jason Gerth Plumbing, Maksim Roofing, Stegman Landscaping, and Window World for their generosity and commitment to giving back to the community. It is through collaborative efforts like these that we can make a meaningful impact on the lives of veterans in our community.
The Veteran Repair Program is just one of the many ways Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati fulfills its mission of creating and preserving affordable homeownership. By partnering with families, volunteers, and donors they create opportunities for people to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. To learn more about our programs and how you can get involved please visit our website at habitatcincinnati.org.