Skip to main content

Serving Those Who Have Served Our Country

This week, as we honor our Veterans, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton is reflecting on our work with local veterans in our community. Although Dayton Habitat has built over 400 homes in the last 40 years, another part of our mission is providing critical repairs to those in need. Our Veteran Critical Repair program, in particular, has grown this year. This program is designed to help veterans and their families stay in their homes by providing critical repairs that make their homes safe. One widow that was helped this year was Ms. Howard. After Dayton Habitat repaired the roof of her home, the family wanted to share their experience:

“In the heart of their challenging journey, Mrs. Howard, a devoted widow, found herself in the role of a caregiver to her beloved husband, an Army Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient, who battled a myriad of health conditions. These were difficult times filled with declining health, countless surgeries, specialized appointments, and lengthy hospital stays. Through it all, Mrs. Howard remained unwavering in her dedication, standing by her veteran husband's side, providing a pillar of love and support until his final moments.

This couple's path was marked by immense sacrifices and hardships, the weight of which they carried together. However, as their struggles grew, they found themselves in need of assistance, and it was Habitat for Humanity that extended a much-needed helping hand. This remarkable organization, often described as a divine intervention, played a pivotal role, offering both support and guidance through the complex web of documentation processes.

What truly set Habitat for Humanity apart, however, was the compassionate and dedicated team that executed the crucial tasks. The operations team, in particular, proved to be a beacon of hope, responding promptly to address the needs with an exceptional level of expertise and care. Their commitment shone brightly as they navigated the intricate journey of securing a safe and stable home for Ms. Howard.

In a world where challenges can often seem insurmountable, the story of Ms. Howard and her late veteran husband stands as a testament to the power of love, resilience, and the invaluable support provided by organizations like Habitat for Humanity. It is a reminder that, in times of adversity, there are compassionate individuals and dedicated teams ready to make a difference and bring light into the lives of those in need. The Howards' journey is a heartfelt tribute to the enduring spirit of love and the unwavering commitment to honor those who have served our nation. Thank you Dayton Habitat for Humanity.”

For more information on the Veteran Critical Repair Program, visit Critical Home Repairs for Dayton Region Veterans ( If you would like to directly impact a local veteran, we encourage you to volunteer on our Veteran Build in New Carlisle. More information on this year’s Veterans Build project can be found at


  • AES Ohio Foundation
    AES Ohio Foundation

    2022 Gala Sponsor

  • Assurant Logo
    Assurant Logo
  • Be Hope Church Logo
    Be Hope Church Logo
  • Birch Creek Wealth Management
    Birch Creek Wealth Management

    2022 Platinum Gala Sponsor

  • Brady Ware and Company

    2022 Gala Sponsor

  • Center Point Energy Foundation
    Center Point Energy Foundation
  • Charles Simms Development
    Charles Simms Development
  • City of Kettering
    City of Kettering
  • CRANE Logo
    CRANE Logo
  • The Dayton Foundation
    The Dayton Foundation
  • Domtar Paper Logo
    Domtar Paper Logo
  • 5/3 Bank
    5/3 Bank
  • FHLB Cincinnati
    FHLB Cincinnati
  • Fischer Homes
    Fischer Homes
  • Henny Penny

    2022 Platinum Gala Sponsor

  • Key Bank Logo
    Key Bank Logo
  • Messer Construction
  • PNC Foundation
    PNC Foundation
  • Restoration Park logo
  • Reynolds and Reynolds Associate Foundation
    Reynolds and Reynolds Associate Foundation
  • RSM
  • Sisters of the Precious Blood
    Sisters of the Precious Blood
  • Synchrony

    2022 Diamond Gala Sponsor

  • Thrivent
  • Wright Patt Credit Union
    Wright Patt Credit Union

Powered by Firespring