Veteran Initiatives

As a Veteran Build Affiliate we, here at Barrow County Habitat for Humanity, are committed to the values of the Habitat for Humanity International Veteran Build program.

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Veterans Build focuses in five key areas

  1. Home building and remodeling
    Although our primary efforts center on building safe, affordable homes in collaboration with future Habitat homeowners, we also partner with The Home Depot Foundation to repair and remodel existing homes to make them more energy efficient, and therefore more cost-effective. Read more about the partnership.
  2. Volunteers
    Many returning service men and women feel disconnected upon returning home. Volunteering allows them to work together with their families, other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners, providing a sense of unity during and after the transition from the military. It also allows them an additional opportunity to support and strengthen their community.
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    Finding a sense of purpose can be difficult after leaving the military, but employment can help fill that role. We recognize the valuable skills that service members hold, and recruit them to be local and international staff,
    volunteers, board members and interns.
  4. Education
    We offer financial education and literacy programs to veterans and their families in order to ensure successful Habitat homeownership.
  5. Honor
    Paying tribute to these men and women is a year-round experience for Habitat through special events, building awareness and volunteer opportunities.

 

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