Habitat for Humanity International, Inc.
FY 2012 National Day of Service and Remembrance Grants
HFHI is marshaling its volunteer base and strong National Service ties to create a large scale 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance that builds on our work with the veteran and military community. Collectively these events will pay tribute to those who lost their lives on that day and those who rose in service. HFHI is requesting a budget of $150,000 to support more than 50 projects, 13 of them through sub-grants. Affiliates interested in receiving funding through HFHI to host a 9/11 event will go through an extensive selection process. Each sub-grant site must mobilize a minimum of 80 volunteers for this remembrance event. Project sites will be selected from a pool of 232 affiliates that are currently engaging veteran and military community as volunteers and /or partner beneficiaries of our housing solutions; many of those sites also currently host AmeriCorps members. Habitat's 2012 and 2013 events will rely on our expanding collaborations with national and local organizations that serve military and veteran families. HFHI also will support our network of 1,500 affiliates to host their own 9/11 service projects, offering resources and strategies for successful activities. Habitat's September 11 event in 2012 will be large-scale and provide critical evaluation data, the results of which will inform Habitat's largest remembrance event to date in September 2013.