Name: Trisha Pintavorn
Title: Marketing and Communications Manager at
Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity
RIVERDALE, GA [November 14, 2017] —This past Veteran’s Day weekend, Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH) is celebrating the completion of its 150th Home Repair for Milton Williams.
Milton is a Vietnam-era Army and Marine Corps veteran from Albany, Georgia. His wife, Angela Williams, is a Birmingham, Alabama native and retiree who has worked in the retail, warehouse, and banking industries. Milton met his wife Angela a little later in his life. They started dating after meeting at a seafood restaurant in 2003. His wife of 25 years had just passed away from ALS disease. Angela was a widower herself, as her husband passed away in 1986 when her son was just 10 months old, leaving her to raise him by herself.
But fate brought these two together, and they were married in 2013. Milton is delighted to have her as his partner in life: “I just thank God for her. She’s a lovely beautiful woman and she’s made my life. She’s been there with me through my cancer–I’m a cancer survivor. She’s just been by my side; I thank God for having her with me. “
As both Milton and Angela are seniors and disabled, maintaining their home had become a bit of a challenge. Thanks to funding from the Home Depot Foundation, SCHFH was able to repair their broken staircase, fix a crumbling patio, install new siding, and complete a bathroom renovation with an ADA accessible shower. “I just want to reach out and thank Home Depot for doing everything they can do for the women and the men that serve in this country,” Milton said. “We’re just so grateful to have an organization that does everything that they do for veterans.”
If you would like to give to help more families like the Williams family, please consider contributing at schabitat.org/gagivesday.
ABOUT SOUTHERN CRESCENT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:
Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing ministry that helps low-income families find opportunity, achieve stability, and improve their quality of life. SCHFH builds stronger families and neighborhoods by partnering with donors and volunteers to construct attractive and affordable homes, to repair existing homes, and to address community needs through neighborhood revitalization. Since its founding in 1986, SCHFH has built 200 homes and repaired 150 homes.
ABOUT THE HOME DEPOT FOUNDATION:
The Home Depot Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 public charity, works to improve the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and their families and respond to communities in disaster. Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has invested more than $138 million in veteran causes and transformed more than 25,000 homes for veterans. And their work is not done. In 2016, The Home Depot Foundation made a commitment to increase their investment in veteran causes to a quarter of a billion dollars by 2020.