“Our organization has always desired to serve our veterans by providing our resources to make the dream of owning a home a reality, but the challenge has been identifying veterans who may qualify. So we reached out to Ret. USAF Major General Rita Aragon with the Oklahoma Department of Veteran Affairs and she connected us with Honoring America’s Warriors”, said COHFH CEO, Ann Felton.
Honoring America’s Warriors is an Oklahoma based non-profit that serves a large number of veterans in Oklahoma. The organization provides military honors with disabled veterans back in service dress uniform as well as outdoor activities and several other programs. “This partnership is a perfect fit for us as we have identified veterans who qualify for the program and are currently renting”, said Scotty Deatherage executive director for HAW.
The homes will be built in several additions that COHFH currently has under construction located in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas, including Blanchard. The two organizations have identified veterans who are eligible for the homes, and now they need to raise the funds to get them completed. If you would like to donate time or monetary donations you can contact Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity at (405) 232-4828 or go to their website www.FundAHome.org.
About Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity:
Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that provides affordable housing for hardworking, limited income families. The organization has built over 800 new homes in central Oklahoma since 1990, all sold at cost and with zero interest mortgage. For more information, visit staging.cohfh.org or call 405-232-4828.
About Honoring America’s Warriors
Honoring America’s Warriors is a 501(c) (3) non-profit tax exempt organization dedicated to supporting the physical, mental, and spiritual wellness services to our nation’s heroes. Honoring America’s Warriors provides teams of disabled veterans, in service dress uniform to augment military funeral honors for our brave that have served this country, colors presentations, memorials, and dedications. Honoring America’s Warriors also provides direct support to our nation’s heroes in the areas of outdoor sporting activities, adaptive sports, mental health & spiritual wellness, family & couples gatherings, service/companion dog placement, employment as well as promote prevention and community awareness of Veteran Suicide, Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). For more information, visit www.honoringamericaswarriors.org or call 405-659-4156.