Habitat, GM team up to build home for Navy veteran

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Habitat for Humanity and volunteers from the General Motors Tonawanda Engine Plant are teaming up to help finish a home build for a local veteran.

Kenneth Hodge is a Navy veteran, and with the help of GM and Habitat, he’ll soon be a homeowner for the first time.

He’s the first local veteran to take part in the Habitat program. Leaders say this is part of a larger effort to help vets become homeowners.

Buffalo Habitat President Ron Talbois said, “It’s special for Habitat locally, and Habitat internationally. There’s vet builds going on across the country. To be able to say thank you to the vets for their service, and then to be able to help them reorganize their lives and become homeowners.”

The GM Foundation is helping fund Habitat projects across the country through a $1.5 million grant.

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