Habitat Partners with Local Businesses to Renovate Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Simi Valley

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County is leading the renovation of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10049 on Los Angeles Ave. in Simi Valley during the month of June.  Habitat learned of the deteriorating state of the VFW Post and offered to be the general contractor for the renovations.  Habitat and the VFW Post have coordinated with several area partners for donated materials and skilled labor including The Home Depot Foundation which has donated $18,200 in materials, Hansen’s Plumbing & Mechanical, Aladdin Air Conditioning & Heating Inc., Taft Electric Company, Signature Signs, PODS, Anderson Rubbish Disposal, Amantia Plastering, JW Floors, BMC building supply and Behr Paint. 

Scope of work for the VFW Post 10049 renovation includes a new roof, exterior patching and painting, electrical panel upgrades and rewiring, new water heaters and re-piping, new drought-tolerant landscaping and yard clean-up, new interior flooring and paint, new bathroom fixtures and new kitchen appliances for community events.

“I am elated to have habitat for Humanity of Ventura County assist the Veterans of Foreign Wars with the renovation of the VFW Post 10049 home.  Habitat’s coordination efforts with VFW Post 10049 and corporate assistance from Ventura County businesses have made this Veteran’s assistance project possible.  We are looking forward to continuing our relationship with Habitat and our community supporters.  Words alone cannot express our gratitude to them and their volunteers.”  

– Wayne Wright, CWO, U.S. Army (Ret.), Commander, VFW Post 10049 Simi Valley.

Habitat for Humanity supports and honors those who have served our country by providing veterans with new affordable homes, home repairs and other construction services.  Much of the renovation work will be completed by volunteers and all community members are welcome to support this project.  No previous construction experience is necessary and Habitat will provide necessary tools, safety equipment and instruction.  An additional $9,000 in funding is required for a variety of fees and project costs and interested community members are asked to visit the Go Fund Me page for this project at www.gofundme.com – Help VFW Veterans Restore Post 10049.

 

 

About VFW Veterans Restore Post10049

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10049 Simi Valley VFW Post10049.com operates as a 501 C-19 non-profit Veterans Service organization. It is the oldest active Veterans Service organization in Simi Valley, receiving its Charter in 1969. The VFW provides assistance to local veterans and their families with receiving their earned educational and health benefits along with other assistance. Post 10049 is very involved in the community of Simi Valley with  community service and educational programs. The Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen scholarship programs are offered to local Middle and High Schools. These scholarships assist students with their educational expenses. Post 10049 supports local Boy Scout’s of America programs as well as the Civil Air Patrol, Sea Scouts and Jr. ROTC cadets. The Post operates the VFW Museum of Military History at the Simi Valley Town Center. Thousands of visitors have viewed the educational and historical exhibits on display there.

About Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County

Building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County is a locally-run and locally-funded affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Over the past 33 years, 64 new home builds have provided homeownership opportunities for families in need and hundreds of homes have been repaired, providing a safe, decent living environment for low income homeowners. The Preserve a Home program is being embraced by several cities and the County of Ventura as they see the positive impact Habitat has on families, neighborhoods and the community overall. At Habitat for Humanity, we believe that everyone, everywhere deserves a decent place to live. For Habitat’s new home program, low- to very-low income families are selected based on their need for housing, ability to repay an affordable mortgage, and willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity. We offer a “hand up,” empowering families who are willing to work hard to achieve their dream of homeownership. Each Habitat for Humanity homeowner invests hundreds of hours to help build their home, and then purchases it with an affordable mortgage. Habitat currently has enough donated properties to build 30 decent homes for families in Ventura County. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County, visit http://www.habitatventura.org or call (805) 485-6065, x 101.


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