Habitat officials say the grant will be fund accessibility features for two houses, which will include a universal design concept with custom ramps and roll-in showers for veterans who may have a physical impairment.
Veterans Village was specifically designed to provide affordable, quality housing to low-income veterans, active military, and spouses of those who have served. To date, Habitat has built four of the homes within the neighborhood and is starting work on the next phase of four homes. As of last month, the first veteran family moved into the neighborhood.
“The Veterans Village is truly a collaborative project,” Kent Adcock, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, Florida, said in a press release. “We couldn’t be more thankful for The UPS Foundation’s support in providing accessibility features for two of our veteran homeowners. Their investment will make a true difference in the lives of these families.”
Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, The UPS Foundation noted it identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has the following focus for giving: volunteerism, diversity, community safety and the environment.
“The UPS Foundation is honored to support Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to the Veterans Village,” Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation and chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPS, said in the press release. “Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community.”
Habitat of Lake-Sumter continues to seek qualified veterans in need of quality, affordable housing. To learn more about the Veterans Village or the qualification process, visit habitatls.org or call 352-483-0434.
About Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, Florida
Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, Florida has been your local Hometown Habitat serving individuals in Lake and Sumter Counties with access and opportunity to affordable housing solutions since 1989. As an affiliate of Habitat International we empower local families to achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter and are united by a shared vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat of Lake-Sumter has constructed over 250 homes in Lake and Sumter counties since 1989 while providing preservation and repairs to many more. Habitat of Lake-Sumter also operates 4 ReStores in Lake and Sumter counties that are designed as social enterprises to help support the mission of sustainable home ownership for families in need.