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Habitat for Humanity renovates homes for National Guard member

The Critical Home Repair program is available to help low-income homeowners restore their homes
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: November 17, 2012
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Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity's Veterans Critical Home Repair program sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation concluded with the unveiling of the renovated home Nov. 10 just in time for Veterans Day.

“This program is such an important cause as it allows us the chance to give back to deserving veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much for our country,” said Ann Felton Gilliland, chairman and CEO of Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, one of 84 Habitat affiliates participating in the program this year. “By making critical home repairs and renovations, we hope to ease some of the burdens for our local military families.”

Deric Isaac, a veteran of the Air National Guard, and his wife, Amanda, applied for the Critical Home Repair program so they could provide their four young children with a safe living environment.

“Not only is Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity improving our house to ensure our family has a safe home, they are allowing our children to have a stable environment to grow up in,” Deric Isaac said. “We look forward to enjoying our new home and appreciate all that Ann and Habitat for Humanity are doing to give back to local service men and women.”

The Critical Home Repair program is available to help low-income homeowners restore their homes through repairs including weatherization, painting, landscaping, grab bars, ramps and other minor structural repairs. Homes are selected for Critical Home Repair partnership based on need, willingness to partner and availability of volunteers and other resources.