FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 28, 2022
Media Contact: Ellen Immergut | Director of Communications
Community Joins Together in Support of San Diego Habitat for Humanity’s Veterans Build
Program presented by PNC Bank provides affordable, stable home environments for veterans
SAN DIEGO – San Diego Habitat for Humanity will host its Veterans Build Nov. 1-5 and today announces PNC Bank as the event’s presenting sponsor.
An annual event, the Veterans Build brings together more than 100 volunteers from all walks of life to improve housing for veterans in the area. This year, the volunteer teams will provide services for two homes in southeast San Diego, performing essential repairs. For PNC, supporting the event underscores its Main Street approach to doing business and supporting the communities in which it operates.
“PNC Bank is a Main Street Bank, which means we are invested in our communities and employ an on-the-ground approach to supporting them in the way that they most need,” said Alan Prohaska, PNC regional president for San Diego. “In Southern California, and especially San Diego, we recognize how critical our veteran population is, and we want to support these individuals that have given so much to our country in a meaningful way. Habitat’s Veterans Build does that by providing solutions to the real housing challenges they have, and we are proud to support the work they do.”
San Diego County is home to more than 240,000 veterans, one of the highest concentrations in the country. San Diego Habitat for Humanity, as part of Habitat for Humanity International’s Veterans Build initiative, provides housing solutions and volunteer and employment opportunities to U.S. veterans, military service members and their families.
Habitat’s veteran services include providing housing solutions – both affordable homeownership opportunities and general home repair and preservation – engaging volunteers in meaningful services, increasing access to financial literacy programs and hosting special events that raise awareness of veteran housing needs.
The volunteer work at the two homes will include painting the exterior of one house and installing 80 feet of fencing and replacing the front lawn with drought tolerant landscaping on another home.
In addition to volunteering their time, all Veterans Build participants have committed to raising or donating funds that directly support veteran services and the construction and preservation of homes throughout San Diego County.
Learn more about Veterans Build by visiting go.sandiegohabitat.org/veteransbuild.
Media is invited to join us at the job site where you will have access to the homeowners and volunteers.
You are welcome to cover the event early – please contact us to make arrangements.
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022
8:00am Event Kickoff/Safety Briefing
8:30am Construction Begins
2:30pm Construction Day Ends
WHERE: Home of Dorothy Martin
7419 Viewcrest Drive, San Diego, CA 92114
PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.
About San Diego Habitat for Humanity
San Diego Habitat for Humanity, the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit organization that builds and repairs homes in partnership with local families in need of improved, affordable housing. For more information, visit www.sandiegohabitat.org.
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