In an ongoing celebration of Military Appreciation Month, the General Motors Foundation has announced it will be donating $1 million to Habitat For Humanity. The $1 million grant will be allotted for 11 name homes to support current and former military members, plus two international revitalization projects in Brazil and Nepal.
“A permanent home not only provides stability for families but gives them a sense of belonging in a greater community,” said GM Foundation President Vivian Pickard. “These things are particularly important for our veterans and military service members, and we are committed to helping them – and all of our Habitat partner families – realize home ownership and take advantage of programs designed to move their lives forward in positive ways.”
The partnership formed will also help give U.S. veterans access to job training programs by funding the development of programs, helping HFH further engage local veterans across the country.
“Habitat is grateful for the continued support of the General Motors Foundation,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO, Habitat for Humanity International. “This new funding will provide opportunities for many families — and veterans in particular — to partner with Habitat affiliates across the U.S. to build or repair their homes. The donation demonstrates a deep commitment from the General Motors Foundation to help Habitat change lives and transform communities.”
Since 2013, General Motors has donated $3 million to the Habitat For Humanity cause, and helped enrich the lives of many across 30 neighborhoods nationwide.