Milpitans, a local nonprofit is looking for your vote to raise the funds needed to assist veterans.
Until Oct. 31, Milpitas’ EHC LifeBuilders is in a contest to win up to $250,000 to provide veteran serves such as temporary and long-term housing.
EHC LifeBuilders is one of four organizations across the country competing in The Home Depot Foundation’s second annual Aprons in Action contest, which started Oct. 1.
The organization that receives the most votes on Facebook until Oct. 31 (www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation) will receive a $25,000 gift card from The Home Depot and a full set of 50 Ryobi 18V ONE+ power tools to help fund a community improvement project. Then they will go up against 10 other finalists early next year for a chance to win $250,000 from The Home Depot Foundation.
EHC LifeBuilders are currently in fourth place, behind Case Mansion Project in Auburn, New York, Michigan Veterans Foundation in Detroit, and Rebuilding Together Houston in Houston, Texas.
“We’re behind and we need help,” said CEO Jenny Niklaus. “Veterans are people that have served our country and should never be homeless. This would assist us in providing them services.”
EHC LifeBuilders currently has 52 beds for emergency housing for up to 90 days, and more-long term housing spots for veterans for up to two years.
Since last year, The Home Depot Foundation has assisted non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the homes of economically disadvantaged veterans. Since it was founded in 2002, it has divvied $300 to nonprofit organizations.
The final percentages of votes for each nonprofit will be posted on The Home Depot and The Home Depot Foundation’s Facebook pages on Nov. 1 at 9 a.m. EST.