Home Depot Foundation helps City's SHIP
Grant will help keep seniors independent
The City of Vacaville’s Senior Home Improvement Program got a boost from a long-time community partner when it was announced recently that the Home Depot Foundation had awarded the program over $2,700.
"It's amazing that the partnership created with the local trade unions and the Home Depot Foundation can help our community's seniors and person with disabilities stay safely in their homes," said Emily Cantu, Director of Housing for the City of Vacaville, the department that oversees the program.
According to Cantu, the funds, totaling $2,769, will be used to purchase supplies in order to assist up to 15 seniors or persons with disabilities to remain safely in their homes by making minor home modifications. Those modifications can include, but are not limited to: hand-held shower heads, light toggle switches, lever door handles, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, toilet modifiers, tub/shower benches, tub safety mats, throw rug tape, motion activated night lights and/or grab bars.
The program is available to renters and homeowners and the City is now accepting applications online at www.cityofvacaville.com/ship, at the Housing Services Department office, 40 Eldridge Avenue, Suite 2 or by calling Daniel Huerta at (707) 449-5664.
If you would like to make a monetary donation, please contact Huerta at (707) 449-5664 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.