Rebuilding Together, Lockheed Martin repair veterans’ homes
Partners in the Veterans at Home program help rehab the homes of U.S. veterans.
The home of a U.S. Navy veteran in Colorado Springs gets a rehab, with help from Rebuilding Together volunteers and 20 Lockheed Martin employees.
National housing nonprofit Rebuilding Together has partnered with global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin to provide essential home repairs and accessibility modifications for veterans in need.
“Lockheed Martin is invested and committed to the well-being of our nation’s veterans,” said Caroline Blakely, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together.
Through the Veterans at Home program, Rebuilding Together and Lockheed Martin are aiding veterans with no-cost home accessibility modifications and repairs.
“Through our partnership, we will work closely to deepen our impact, ensuring veterans and their families receive the support they need and so deserve,” said Blakely.
These efforts will improve safety and accessibility, increase independence, facilitate aging-in-place and revitalize nonprofits and community centers that serve and support veterans.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 2.3 million veterans live in poverty, unable to afford essential home repairs or modifications, said the nonprofit.
“The well-being of our nation’s service members, veterans, and their families is at the center of everything we do,” said Tiffany King, manager of social impact military partnerships at Lockheed Martin.
“As a military spouse, it is uplifting to partner with Rebuilding Together and help address the urgent housing challenges experienced by those that have served.”
With support from Lockheed Martin, Rebuilding Together will work in partnership with veterans and their families to address home repair needs.