DI team members worked on the exterior of the home, removing old paint and repainting it as part of the Preserve a Home program.
“We had a great time working together to make these updates on the home with other local volunteers and were touched by how gracious the home’s owner was after presenting her with a freshly painted exterior,” said Ashley Schultze, DynCorp International senior benefits specialist.
Preserve a Home Program
Habitat for Humanity’s Preserve a Home program aims to assist homeowners in urban neighborhoods that struggle to maintain and care for the exterior of their homes. Some of these homes have fallen into disrepair, often into code citations, loss of homeowner insurance, loss of equity, and ultimately could face mortgage foreclosure. Qualifying homeowners earning 60% of area median income or less work alongside sponsor and community volunteers and a construction staff to rehabilitate their homes, if they are physically able to do so. Preserve a Home projects include exterior rehabilitations, weatherizations, and Cowtown Brush-Up projects in partnership with the City of Fort Worth.
About Habitat for Humanity
DI team members partnered with the Trinity branch of Habitat for Humanity in this volunteer project. Habitat for Humanity’s vision is that “everyone has access to a quality, affordable home.” Trinity Habitat for Humanity builds and rehabs homes in Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise Counties in Texas.
Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller and has built more than 500,000 quality, affordable homes serving more than 2.5 million people worldwide.
Habitat for Humanity volunteers, working hand-in-hand with the families they serve, build quality, affordable homes using donations of money and materials. Partner families invest hundreds of hours of sweat equity in the construction of their homes. Once completed, they buy their homes, making monthly payments on an interest-free mortgage. Their house payments revolve back into Habitat’s work; a dollar invested in Habitat is a buck that never stops — it just keeps building.
With more than 1,500 U.S. affiliates and 550 international affiliates coordinating Habitat house-building projects in over 3,000 communities around the world, Habitat has attracted millions of volunteers, from U.S. presidents to celebrities.
Fort Worth Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc. was founded in 1989 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, serving Fort Worth and Tarrant County. In 2006, the name was changed to Trinity Habitat for Humanity to include the four counties they now serve. Having grown from a handful of dedicated founders into a volunteer corps of thousands, today Trinity Habitat for Humanity is ranked #20 out of 1,571 Habitat affiliates in the nation in new home production.