The Trumbull Rotary Club announced a new multi-year effort to support local veterans and their families last Friday at Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County (Habitat CFC) in Bridgeport, CT.
This fall, efforts will focus on breaking ground for the first Habitat for Heroes build in Connecticut. As the Founding Sponsor for Habitat CFC’s Habitat for Heroes program, the Trumbull Rotary Club is partnering with Habitat CFC to raise the $50,000 required to excavate the site of the new home. The Trumbull Rotary Club will match dollar-for-dollar all donations made up to $21,000 in order to reach the $50,000 goal.
The Habitat for Heroes initiative will be organized and led by Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County. In partnership with the VA, veteran’s and civic organizations throughout the county and local businesses, veterans and other individuals, this house will be built by volunteers and will be home for a military veteran and his or her family.
“As troops return from Iraq and Afghanistan, attention should be focused on ways to honor all veterans and support the transition of returning veterans, especially given the current economic climate,” notes Eileen Bakos volunteer manager of Habitat CFC. “With the support of the Trumbull Rotary Club, we now expect to break ground on this home before the first frost.”
“The Trumbull Rotary Club has made a commitment to those who served our country—and we encourage everyone to support this effort,” adds Rotary Club president Jim Malski. “We see this as the first of many ways we can help ensure that those who fought for our country will never have to fight to put a roof over their heads.”
Donations to support Habitat for Heroes can be made at www.habitatcfc.org
About Trumbull Rotary
Rotarians are committed to service above self. The 75 members of the Trumbull Rotary Club serve others through senior events, scholarships and community events—with an emphasis on programs that support veterans and their families. We are part of a global organization with 1.2 million members in more than 34,000 clubs worldwide. At Rotary, you’ll find members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health, and eradicate polio. Learn more at www.TrumbullRotary.org.