NeighborLink Fort Wayne awarded $5,000 to help local veterans

| October 3, 2013

FORT WAYNE—NeighborLink Fort Wayne recently received a $5,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation in support of local Fort Wayne veterans.

These funds will be made available to NeighborLink Fort Wayne volunteers who are working directly with veterans on home maintenance and repairs projects. The Home Depot Foundation generously awarded NeighborLink Fort Wayne in-store credit, which enables volunteers to purchase materials for the various projects.

“The Home Depot Foundation has had a longstanding commitment to help our nation’s veterans, and we are honored to have been chosen to receive this grant,” said NeighborLink Executive Director Andrew Hoffman. “We routinely get requests from veterans for a wide variety of projects they physically or financially cannot do for themselves and we do our best to assist them. This $5,000 will allow NeighborLink volunteers to take on larger projects that often go undone due to financial hurdles.”

Veterans are invited to submit their home maintenance or repair projects. Those projects will be put on our website just like all other project requests for Fort Wayne neighbors in need. Volunteers choose 100 percent of the projects that get completed through NeighborLink and if your project is selected by a team of volunteers, NeighborLink will make these funds available to them to purchase materials. If you know of any veterans in need of assistance please visit the NeighborLink website at www.NLFW.org  or contact us at (260) 710-7611.

 

This article originally appeared in the Oct. 2 print edition.

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