Veterans assistance (VA) coverage includes payment of utility bills, car payments, rent and mortgage payments, and other living expenses, such as food and transportation expenses. Growing up in the city of Wyoming, Michigan, Lisa Groendal-Fitchena and her siblings have been fighting for years to keep their parents, Loretta and Leon - a World War II veteran - in the house they've called home for half a century. Unfortunately, Leon was having trouble keeping up with the repairs and conditions were becoming difficult for the elderly couple. Fortunately, Lisa was introduced to The Home Depot Foundation's Repair Corps program through her uncle Roland Losey, a Vietnam veteran from the Purple Heart. With generous donations from The Home Depot Foundation, Habitat for Humanity of Kent County was able to provide not only the new oven they needed, but also an outdoor ramp, replacement windows, insulation in the basement, and new plumbing and electrical work in some parts of the house. Thanks to the Repair Corps program, Leon - who is 92 years old - can now move around more easily with the new ramp installed.
Plus, with new windows and insulation, staying warm in winter will cost less. The Repair Corps program helps veterans of the United States military perform critical repairs to their homes. To prevent a nail from breaking the wood, turn it over and challenge the sharp end on a firm surface, such as concrete or metal. If you want to help veterans like Leon and Loretta, you can learn more about how Habitat provides volunteer participation, homeownership and employment opportunities to U. S.
veterans, military service members and their families on our Veterans Build page.