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Habitat for Humanity and BAE Systems Perform Critical Home Repair on the Home of a Local Veteran

Apr 12, 2015 03:25PM ● By Paul Spear



Habitat for Humanity and BAE Systems Perform Critical Home Repair on the Home of a Local Veteran

Disabled Desert Storm Marine will be provided with an independent and healthy living space


WHO:                   Interview Opportunities Include:

·        Cliff Cross, a Desert Storm veteran who is in desperate need of critical home repair, including the complete overhaul of his inaccessible and unsafe bathroom

·        BAE Systems employee volunteers

·        Representative from Habitat for Humanity


WHAT:                 Habitat for Humanity’s Repair Corps program creates safe, healthy, independent, dignified living spaces by utilizing the donations of hardworking volunteers and individual and corporate sponsors to perform critical home repair on homes owned by local veterans.


                              One such project will be embarked upon this weekend.


Veteran Cliff Cross thinks like many of his brothers-in-arms do.  He has a hard time asking for support when he knows that there may be others in more urgent need.  That’s why his sister-in-law took matters into her own hands and contacted Habitat for Humanity’s Repair Corps program to find out if something could be done about the precarious state of his home.  Habitat staff evaluated the home and realized that the necessary repairs were going to cost a lot more than was in the original project budget. 


                              BAE Systems stepped in to help.  With their donation of $30,000 and the generous time of employee volunteers, Cliff’s bathroom and two more Repair Corps projects for other local veterans will be accomplished in the coming weeks.


WHEN:                 Saturday, April 11, 2015 – 8:00am – 2:00pm                       


WHERE:               2838 Oak Hill Drive, Escondido, CA 92027


WHY:                    Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.  Through partnerships with community-minded companies like BAE Systems, Habitat’s veteran programs will create healthier and safer homes where veterans can thrive.


About San Diego Habitat for Humanity (SDHFH)

San Diego Habitat for Humanity, the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit organization that builds simple, decent and affordable homes for ownership by local families in need.  Habitat partner families are selected on the basis of housing need, willingness to partner with Habitat and ability to repay a 0% interest mortgage loan.


Habitat for Humanity exists through volunteer labor and contributions of money, land and materials, including purchases and donations to ReStore, SDHFH’s discount home improvement retail center.  Please visit www.sdhfh.orgfor more information.



About BAE Systems

Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, BAE Systems, Inc. employs more than 35,000 in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, and South Africa, and generated 2013 sales of $11.8 billion. BAE Systems, Inc. provides support and service solutions for current and future defense, intelligence, and civilian systems; designs, develops and manufactures a wide range of electronic systems and subsystems for both military and commercial applications; produces specialized security and protection products for law enforcement and first responders; and designs, develops, produces, and provides service support of armored combat vehicles, artillery systems, and munitions.

The BAE Systems San Diego shipyard is a compact, modern facility, serving government and commercial customers by delivering excellent cost, schedule and quality performance from an accomplished, experienced, and highly knowledgeable work force and management team.

Conveniently located in one of the U.S. Navy's mega-ports in the San Diego Bay, the facility encompasses 20 acres of property and over 16.6 acres of water area and works on virtually all types of government and commercial vessels, including U.S. Navy fleet, landing platform docks, dock landing ships, cruise ships, tankers, and barges.  For more information about BAE Systems, please visit


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