A Home for Heroes
Richmond, Va. -- Nine CHP employees volunteered on April 22 to help renovate a century-old house that will become housing for formerly homeless veterans as part of the Partnership for Housing Affordability's sixth annual Affordable Housing Awareness Week in Richmond, Virginia. The service project, called Create a Home for Heroes, was led by Neighborhood Housing Services of Richmond,Inc, another area nonprofit dedicated to housing for low-income individuals and families.
Affordable Housing Awareness Week is aimed at increasing awareness of affordable housing issues in Richmond and building support for the belief that everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to call home. Throughout the week, volunteers in the Richmond area participated in day-long volunteer projects, helping nonprofits build and repair homes for neighbors in need.
"Every year, Affordable Housing Awareness Week provides CHP with some great volunteer opportunities to build and improve homes in Richmond for low-income households. When we heard about Home for Heroes, we thought it was a great way to thank the men and women who serve our country and guard our freedom. What better way to acknowledge their sacrifice than to build a home that they can call their own?" commented CHP COO Orlando Artze.