“Life of Service” is the story of AmeriCorps VISTA alum and U.S. Army veteran Neal Pointer. Pointer shares his unique perspective on service and why he chose to continue to serve his country through AmeriCorps VISTA.
Habitat for Humanity works to provide housing solutions and volunteer and employment opportunities to U.S. veterans, military service members and their families.
Why build with veterans?
- Nearly 4 million veteran households pay more than 30 percent of income for housing.
- More than 1.5 million of these households experience severe housing cost burdens, meaning they pay more than 50 percent of income for housing.
Veterans success stories
Seven homes and three wheelchair ramps were built on the Mall in Washington, D.C., by AmeriCorps members, veterans and volunteers to honor the service of the veteran and military family community and educate the public and elected officials about Habitat’s Veterans Build program.
U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War travel with Habitat to the Mekong Delta to be “part of the change.” Over two weeks, the veterans healed decades-old wounds of war while building houses and hope in partnership with Vietnamese families.
From coast to coast, military veterans and active military personnel are pitching in as Habitat volunteers, sometimes building for fellow vets or active military, sometimes for civilians.
U.S. Navy veteran and reservist Byron Rodriguez rehabbed his home in partnership with Habitat.