• Help CertaPro Painters® donate $200,000 to Homes for Our Troops!

    Published 9/25/2013

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    Homes For Our Troops Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of these Veterans are multiple amputees, paraplegic, quadriplegic or suffered severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).  These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed defending ours, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, over 90 percent of donations to Homes for Our Troop has gone to directly support Veterans. Visit hfotusa.org

    HELP US SUPPORT HFOT! CertaPro is hosting community fundraising events and working with general contractors to paint the interiors of the new homes built through the program. CertaPro hopes to donate more than $200,000 over the next two years to continue giving back to disabled war veterans, to date we have been able to donate $100,000 through funds and painting services. Join us at one of our many fundraisers across the nation, or join the CertaPro mission by making a donation today directly to Homes for Our Troops by clicking here and choose the "Donation" tab.

     

    A SPECIALLY ADAPTED HOME? Homes for Our Troops specially adapted homes go beyond ADA compliance. They feature single-level, open floor plans, roll-in showers, roll-under cooktops and sinks, and other standard accessibility items. Depending on the severity of the injury suffered by the veteran, the homes may also include specialized items including lift systems, keyless door entry, and voice activation controls. Key fact:
 an eligible veteran or service member may receive a Veterans Administration Specially Adapted Housing Grant up to a maximum amount of $63,780. Homes for Our Troops assistance covers all costs over and above this grant and they work closely with the VA to ensure that when their resources are combined, the home is provided at no cost to the Veteran.

    HOW CAN I FIND A LOCAL BUILD IN MY AREA? HFOT has completed over 168 homes built & donated in 38 states. Currently, HFOT has about 30 builds in progress. To view the exact locations of these homes, please click here.

    IN OUR WORDS...
    "It is the troops that we honor here. These heroes have made lifelong sacrifices. They are our national treasure, and I am humbled to be able to generate awareness and drive some financial assistance as HFOT helps get them into proper homes to help start the next chapter of their lives."
    - Bill Sharp, Franchise Owner East Metro Atlanta.

    "Aligning the CertaPro brand with Homes for Our Troops sends a strong message to our community that CertaPro and local small businesses supports our wounded veterans."
    - Michael Lane, Franchise Owner Colorado Springs, CO.

    "I was very proud to donate a portion of my small business profit to Homes For Our Troops and Army Sergeant Matthew Parker. Customers were intrigued by the program and I even had one happy customer match my donation with his own check. We made the Volunteer Day a family event. My sons helped in landscaping the house and they witnessed the honor and respect of the volunteers as they came together to help out Matt. We felt an enormous sense of accomplishment at the end of the day! HFOT was an awesome experience."
    - Phil Wilson, Franchise Owner Denver, CO.  

 

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