Veterans Day 2015 Buildathon with the MVAT Foundation

This past Veterans Day, the MVAT Foundation participated in the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’s Habitat for Heroes Buildathon in the city of Inglewood, California. The foundation supports the Habitat for Heroes program, which seeks to engage Veterans, military members and their families.

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Board Member Larry Schnadig trims a wooden beam at the November 11, 2015 Veterans Day Buildathon.

On November 11, the MVAT Foundation contingent, led by board members Tom Rooney and Larry Schnadig, joined more than 100 volunteers, the majority of which were Veterans and military personnel, to help build a home for a Veteran family.

Since 2011, more than 100 low-income Veteran-owned homes received repairs and non-cosmetic improvements to help alleviate health and safety issues. In 2015, 30 homes were repaired and 3 new homes were either under construction or delivered to low-income Veteran families in the Los Angeles area. The homes are not given away but are provided in a partnership that allows for low mortgage payments along with other accommodations as well as strict homeowner requirements.