Grant Received to Support Veteran Home Improvement
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
GROW South Dakota has received a grant from the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) to support home improvements for low-income veterans in northeastern South Dakota. The $30,000 grant was made possible through generous support from The Home Depot Foundation and will allow GROW SD to make improvements to six homes.
GROW SD has renovated and weatherized more than 9,300 homes in eastern South Dakota over the past four decades. In recent years, it has added a special focus on veteran households, with a goal of helping veterans make their homes safer, healthier, and more energy efficient. Through this program, dozens of South Dakota veterans have been supported with home improvement and other emergency assistance.
To receive assistance from the HAC-funded project, veterans must meet income and other requirements. Individuals inquiring about receiving home improvement services should contact GROW SD via its website www.growsd.org or call 605-698-7654.
“We’re very grateful to receive this funding,” said Marcia Erickson, GROW SD CEO. “Supporting these veterans is such an important program.”
HAC has been helping local organizations build affordable homes in rural America since 1971. Its mission is to improve housing conditions for the rural poor, with an emphasis on the poorest of the poor in the most rural places. The Home Depot Foundation works to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans, train skilled tradespeople to fill the labor gap and support communities impacted by natural disasters. Since 2011, the Foundation has invested more than $300 million in veteran causes.
GROW South Dakota is an Equal Opportunity Lender, Provider, and Employer. It has served South Dakota communities since 1966. The organization excels at providing housing, community, and economic development to 10,000 customers annually.
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