Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County is leading the renovation of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10049 on Los Angeles Ave. in Simi Valley during the month of June. Habitat learned of the deteriorating state of the VFW Post and offered to be the general contractor for the renovations. Habitat and the VFW Post have coordinated with several area partners for donated materials and skilled labor including The Home Depot Foundation which has donated $18,200 in materials, Hansen’s Plumbing & Mechanical, Russel Siglar, Aladdin Air Conditioning & Heating Inc., 101 Flooring, Taft Electric Company, Signature Signs, PODS, Anderson Rubbish Disposal, Amantia Plastering, JW Floors, BMC building supply and Behr Paint.
Scope of work for the VFW Post 10049 renovation includes a new roof, exterior patching and painting, electrical panel upgrades and rewiring, new water heaters and re-piping, new drought-tolerant landscaping and yard clean-up, new interior flooring and paint, new bathroom fixtures and new kitchen appliances for community events.
“I am elated to have habitat for Humanity of Ventura County assist the Veterans of Foreign Wars with the renovation of the VFW Post 10049 home. Habitat’s coordination efforts with VFW Post 10049 and corporate assistance from Ventura County businesses have made this Veteran’s assistance project possible. We are looking forward to continuing our relationship with Habitat and our community supporters. Words alone cannot express our gratitude to them and their volunteers.”
– Wayne Wright, CWO, U.S. Army (Ret.), Commander, VFW Post 10049 Simi Valley.
Habitat for Humanity supports and honors those who have served our country by providing veterans with new affordable homes, home repairs and other construction services. Much of the renovation work will be completed by volunteers and all community members are welcome to support this project. No previous construction experience is necessary and Habitat will provide necessary tools, safety equipment and instruction. An additional $9,000 in funding is required for a variety of fees and project costs and interested community members are asked to visit the Go Fund Me page for this project at www.gofundme.com – Help VFW Veterans Restore Post 10049.