As many as 62,619 veterans were homeless in 2012.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 28, 2013
The Federal Savings Bank, a veteran-owned bank in Chicago, applauds the efforts of The Home Depot Foundation partnering with Houston volunteers and a group called Rebuilding Together-Houston to transform the homes of 20 veterans. As part of Home Depot's third annual Celebration of Service campaign, the volunteers planned a two-month push to finish the project beginning in September and coming to a close on Veterans Day.
One of these veterans is Danny Britton, who served in the U.S. Air Force between 1964 and 1968. Since Hurricane Ike damaged his home in 2008, Britton has been unable to afford repairs. Health problems and a pacemaker implant surgery in 2011 required Britton to retire from his post-military position, according to The Home Depot Foundation.
“We are seeing good people come together down in Texas and honor our brave with their volunteer work,” says Nick a banker at, The Federal Savings Bank. He continues, “These projects help veterans who can’t afford to a loan option for their home repairs.”
The collaboration of the groups will renovate the interior and exterior of the Britton's home as well as the homes of other veterans this year. Since the Houston project started, eight homes have already been completed.
Unfortunately, many veterans face housing issues and health problems when they return home from active duty. As many as 62,619 veterans were homeless in 2012.
Contact the Federal Savings Bank, a veteran-owned bank, to explore affordable mortgage options for eligible veterans.