The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) will be competing against 10 other organizations in a Facebook competition run by the Home Depot Foundation to win $250,000 in the month of May. In order to provide housing for economically disadvantaged veterans, the Home Depot foundation has pledged to donate over $80 million over five years to nonprofit organizations.
LIHI provides homes for over 400 veterans in Washington state.
“We want to help end homelessness for veterans and will use the prize money to build and renovate homes for 50 veterans. Please vote for LIHI each day in the month of May,” said Sharon Lee, LIHI Executive Director. Funds will also be used to provide homeless veterans looking for housing and jobs with free hygiene services such as showers, laundry, and restrooms at the Urban Rest Stop.
Voting begins May 1 and runs through May 31 at The Home Depot Foundation’s Aprons in Action Facebook page. Voting will also happen at LIHI’s website. The organization with the most votes at the end of May will win the top prize of $250,000. Second prize is $150,000, and third prize is $100,000.
In November, LIHI received $25,000 from the Home Depot Foundation for winning an earlier competition LIHI is hosting a Homes for Vets Campaign Kickoff event on May 1 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Rendezvous Inn’s Grotto. (end)
For more information about LIHI, their work, and how to support the organization, visit www.lihi.org.