Veterans’ Initiative – 1st Project complete!

WLOX and the Sun Herald came out to our sites help us kick off the Veterans’ Initiative. Below are the links to their coverage.

http://www.wlox.com/story/16996317/spring-breakers-are-back-rebuilding-homes-for-veterans

http://www.sunherald.com/2012/02/23/3773833/habitat-remodels-house-for-veteran.html

Habitat’s Veterans’ Initiative is focused on several interrelated strategies:  affordable homeownership, home preservation, energy efficiency, volunteer mobilization, employment, education and celebration. Habitat for Humanity International has 10 AmeriCorps VISTA members currently engaged in serving with and for military and veterans nationwide, including Habitat for Humanity of the MS Gulf Coast.

We thank all of the wonderful media agencies who support us with their coverage, the individuals and companies who help us with donations and the volunteers who take their time and their energy to ensure our neighbors have decent, affordable housing.

Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast was formed in January 2007 when Harrison County HFH and HFH of Jackson County merged organizations. Since then, HFHMGC has incorporated Stone County into its service area and has constructed or repaired close to 500 homes. HFHMGC works in partnership with community stakeholders to create innovative, sustainable housing solutions by empowering all members of our community to actively participate in creating opportunity for people to transform their own lives.

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