Now entering its seventh year, #GivingTuesday is a legitimate phenomenon, a global day of giving fueled by collaboration and celebrated through the power of social media. A movement that champions and supports all types of philanthropy, it offers a sharp contrast to the long lines and frantic sales of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In a sometimes crowded holiday season, it offers people around the world the opportunity to share our capacity to care for and empower one another.
By way of our#daprilecares program, d’aprile properties has been proud to partner with Homes For Our Troops for our 2018 campaign. HFOT has been widely recognized as one of America’s Top-Rated Veterans and Military Charities for seven consecutive years. A privately funded nonprofit organization, they build and donate specially adapted custom homes nationwide to post-9/11 veterans with significant injuries. Their mission is simple: by providing our bravest with these amazing homes, they might help restore the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country. It isn’t simply about putting a roof over their heads – it’s about enabling them to focus on their family, and on their recovery. It’s about giving them their life back.
Since 2004, Homes For Our Troops has built over 270 specially adapted homes nationwide. They construct four-bedroom, two-bath, specially adapted energy efficient homes that are approximately 2,650 square feet, providing what they believe is the right size home for a Veteran to comfortably raise a family while limiting expenses for utilities. Their goal is to build a home for every single Veteran who qualifies for one of their specially adapted homes.
To date, the agents and staff of d’aprile properties, along with their partners at Midwest Lending, have participated in over a dozen individual fundraising events, and are utilizing our official HFOT Donation Page to raise further funds. We would be honored if, in the spirit of the season and in recognition of #GivingTuesday, you would consider helping our cause.
By standing together, we can be agents of real change.