Contact: Cristina Pellegrino
Sept. 4, 2015
Fredericksburg, VA – IOMAXIS, a Virginia-based defense contractor, has announced a $25,000 donation to Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity. This donation is in support of the inaugural home for Veterans Build, which builds homes and when completed, sells them with a zero-percent mortgage to local veterans.
IOMAXIS has made this generous donation in response to the story that was recently published in the Free Lance-Star. After the story went to print, Habitat received a call from Brad Buhr, CEO of IOMAXIS, expressing their interest to get involved in helping veteran families. After learning more about the Veterans Build program and Habitat for Humanity, Mr. Buhr agreed to be the largest sponsor of the Veterans Build to date by committing to a $25,000 donation.
Buhr is incredibly humbled to be part of the Veterans Build, as he is a very active donor in the community. Buhr wants to challenge other defense contractors in the area to help build homes for veteran families before Nov. 11, when GFHFH plans to break ground on the new home.
“We are merely giving the money, but the real work that this organization does to make homeownership happen is so honorable. We just want to help support Habitat in this mission and hope others are challenged to invest in our veterans,” said Buhr.
Thanks to generous donors like IOMAXIS, the Veterans Build Task Force is well on their way to reaching their goal of $150,000. If you would like more information on the Veterans Build and being a sponsor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the following links:
Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity builds, repairs, and rehabilitates homes in the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford. Our programs offer “a hand up” to families who cannot afford to purchase a home through a traditional mortgage, as well as to those who cannot afford major repairs they need in order to stay in a home they own. We believe that everyone deserves a safe, decent, affordable place to live, and we rely on the support of volunteers and donors to help us work toward eliminating poverty housing in our area. www.fredhab.org.