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Veterans Build Program

At Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County, we are deeply committed to supporting the veterans who have served our country with valor. The Veterans Build initiative is our way of giving back, providing critical home repairs, and building new homes for veterans and their families. 

Program Overview

One Mission: Empowering Veterans, Active Military Members, and their Families

Veterans Build is dedicated to empowering veterans, active military members, and their families. We strive to provide them with safe, decent, and affordable housing, while also offering opportunities for employment, volunteering, and personal growth within our community.

Five Pillars of Service

Our program is built on five key pillars:

Building

We construct and renovate homes to provide veterans with safe and affordable housing. Our projects include new home construction and critical repairs to help maintain and preserve existing homes.

Employment

We recognize the valuable skills that veterans bring from their military service. We actively recruit veterans to join Habitat for Humanity, whether as employees, board members, volunteers, or interns.

Volunteer Engagement

We offer fulfilling volunteer opportunities that not only help build homes but also bridge the gap between military and civilian life, fostering community integration.

Education

Our efforts extend to training our staff and volunteers to understand military culture better, ensuring effective communication and support for our veteran participants. We also provide financial education to aid successful homeownership.

Honor

We host special events throughout the year to honor veterans, including a Veterans Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11, which is a day of building and community service.

Join us

Embark on Your Journey to Homeownership.

Owning a home is a dream for many, and Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County is here to make that dream possible for families in need of affordable housing. Follow these steps to start your path towards owning a home with Habitat.

Get Involved

If you’re interested in volunteering or need assistance, please visit our volunteer page and sign up to make a difference.

Event Information

Keep an eye on our events calendar for upcoming activities, including our Veterans Day of Service and Remembrance.

IN THE NEWS

Community Support in Action: Renovating a Hero's Home

In Salisbury, Habitat for Humanity has made a significant impact on the life of Steven Phillips, a local Vietnam Veteran. Living on a fixed income, Phillips faced challenges with unexpected living expenses, particularly with home maintenance. Recognized for his service and the difficulties of managing living costs on a fixed income, Habitat for Humanity, with the support of partners like Owens Corning, stepped in to make crucial repairs to his home. This project included renovations to a thirty-one-year-old roof, an overflowing septic system, and outdated windows, marking the organization’s hundredth project in Wicomico County since 2013.

Read more about how Habitat for Humanity is making a difference in the lives of veterans like Steven Phillips. Learn more about this inspiring story and see how you can get involved in supporting our heroes.

Resources for Veterans

Navigating life after service can be challenging, but you’re not alone. Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County is committed to supporting our veterans by connecting you with the resources you need to thrive. From mental health support and legal guidance to educational benefits and emergency assistance, the following resources are designed to help you and your family find the support you deserve. Explore these valuable programs and services dedicated to enhancing the well-being of our veterans.

Downloadable Resource

Maryland Military and Veteran Resource Guide

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Resources

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive list of resources and supports covering various aspects of veterans’ lives including health care, education, disability, life insurance, and more. This is a central hub for FAQs, step-by-step instructions, and other critical information for veterans.

VA Support Self-Assessment (REACH)

The VA provides a self-assessment tool designed to help veterans self-evaluate their mental and emotional health, guiding them to appropriate resources based on their needs.

Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs

This site offers local resources, services, and support tailored to veterans residing in Maryland, providing a direct link to state-specific benefits and programs.

Military OneSource

Provided by the Department of Defense, Military OneSource offers a wide range of everyday resources for military members, veterans, and their families. This includes confidential help, financial advice, and family support.

American Red Cross Veterans Support

The American Red Cross provides emergency communications, financial assistance, and community programs specifically designed for military families and veterans.

Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans Mental Wellness

This platform focuses on mental health services, offering support and resources to veterans in Maryland, emphasizing mental wellness and accessible care.

Cambridge, MD VA Clinic

Local to Maryland veterans, this clinic provides healthcare services, including routine appointments and specialized care.

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

This hotline is available for homeless veterans, offering access to all VA services to prevent and end homelessness among veterans.

Partnerships

We are proud to partner with organizations like Owens Corning through the Roof Deployment Project, which provides new roofs to veterans across the country, ensuring they have a safe and secure place to call home.

We invite you to join us in this noble cause—whether by swinging a hammer, providing financial support, or simply spreading the word. Together, we can build more than just homes; we can build hope.

Owens Corning Program

The Roof Deployment Project was established in 2016 by Owens Corning Roofing and its Platinum Contractors to identify, honor and help protect veterans and their widows by installing new roofs.

Program Success & Impact

Meet the Families and Hear their Stories

Meet the Families & Hear How these Programs Transformed their Lives

Every home has a story, and every story is a cornerstone of our community. Discover the heartwarming journeys of families whose lives have been transformed through Habitat for Humanity’s home building and repairing efforts.

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