Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County is pleased to announce that the Travis Manion Foundation has donated $5,000 towards “The House that Valor Built,” and will be partnering with Habitat Bucks to advocate for this campaign. The Valor House will be one of the townhomes in the second phase of our Penn Villa project scheduled to begin in late Summer of 2013. There will be a total of 10 town homes in this development, located in Sellersville, PA. Each cluster will consist of two four-bedroom units and three three-bedroom units. Cluster One is currently under construction and will be completed by Fall 2013.
Habitat’s motto “A Hand up Not a Handout” and the Travis Manion Foundation’s motto to “Honor the Fallen by Challenging the Living” strategically align with this campaign. The veteran who will be living in “The House that Valor Built” has been identified as Jeff Garber, a former Marine, Purple Heart recipient, veteran of two tours in Iraq who is currently working the telecommunications field. Jeff is a life-long resident of Bucks County and will be working alongside our volunteers and sponsors to help build his home.
“We are so pleased to be partnering with the Travis Manion Foundation on the “The House that Valor Built” said Florence Kawoczka, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County. “Both of our organizations are committed to serving people in the community, and this opportunity to provide affordable housing to a local veteran is both exciting and rewarding” said Kawoczka.
James Brobyn, Executive Director of the Travis Manion Foundation, joined in and said “We are honored to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County on ‘The House that Valor Built.’ Both of our organizations empower people to take the next step in their lives. Directly supporting a local combat wounded Marine, while also providing service based opportunities for the residents of Bucks County, aligns with our mission and also serves as a perfect opportunity to join our efforts for the greater good.”
For more information about “The House that Valor Built,” please visit our website at: http://habitatbucks.org/news/construction-news/
About Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County
The mission of Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County is to build affordable homes, better lives, stronger families, and safer, revitalized communities through partnerships with people and organizations throughout Bucks County. Founded on Christian principles, we offer the opportunity for all people regardless of religious or cultural background to make safe, simple, affordable housing a matter of conscience and action.
Since our founding in 1990, Habitat Bucks has built 87 affordable homes in Bucks County. Habitat relies on the generosity and commitment of our neighbors and partner families to provide these resources.
For more information about Habitat Bucks, please call 215.822.2812 or visit www.habitatbucks.org.
About Travis Manion Foundation
The Foundation’s Mission is to assist our nation’s veterans and the families of Fallen Heroes. We will continue the service to community and country exemplified by these Fallen Heroes and veterans. In the spirit of the Fallen, we will foster strength of mind and body to create a generation of future leaders.
Headquartered in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, the Travis Manion Foundation has built a national reputation for using innovative programs that transform communities through service and how we honor those who serve.
Our team is comprised Gold Star family members, military veterans – many with combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan – and spouses and family members of service members. The passion and dedication of our staff is evident in the impact we have empowering survivors, veterans, and citizens to take positive action and never forget the sacrifice of those who gave their all for our today.
We characterize our programs and impact as the “If Not Me, Then Who… “ movement. The movement serves as a catalyst for activating service based on the example provided us by our Fallen Heroes.
For more information on the Travis Manion Foundation, please visit www.travismanion.org