Local resident and World War II Veteran Richard Salas received more than just recognition for his service on Veterans Day, his home also received a bit of an exterior facelift thank to Habitat for Humanity’s 2021 Home Preservation Program.

Each year, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) partners with low-income homeowners to provide critical health and safety repairs to the interior and exterior of their homes. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, however, repairs are limited to the exterior of the home. The organization also wanted to honor two Veterans in the Greater Los Angeles area that needed exterior home repairs.

The non-profit organization, along with a group of volunteers, spent three afternoons last month during Veterans Day week performing some exterior upkeep on the Salas residence, such as replacing security doors and fascia, repairing safety rails, entry posts, and rafters, and exterior painting of the home and garage.

Residents who wish to apply for the program and to determine eligibility may do so on Habitat for Humanity’s website at habitatla.org.

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