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Catalyst Fund awards 2012 grant to House of Heroes

Support from local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans will increase number of disabled vets and their families who receive housing repair assistance

New Britain, Conn., November 29, 2012 - Meeting its 2012 goal to support a local not-for-profit organization that serves the unique needs of local veterans, members of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain’s Catalyst Fund recently provided a grant of $13,500 to the recently-formed Connecticut Chapter of House of Heroes.

House of Heroes (HOH) helps military and public safety veterans and their spouses who are disabled, living on a fixed income, or facing other physical/financial challenges. The Catalyst Fund’s $13,500 grant, augmented by a generous $3,500 donation from Hardware City Chapter 8 of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), will help the House of Heroes identify homes of disabled veterans and/or their spouses in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and/or Southington. With support from volunteers, HOH will then perform repairs to make their homes safe and/or accessible.

“House of Heroes’ Connecticut chapter focuses on specialized needs of veterans that are not typically addressed by existing government programs. The Catalyst Fund committee felt that this year’s grant will help ensure that four disabled Connecticut veterans’ houses will receive needed repairs to make them accessible, safe and secure homes for them and their families,” said Catalyst Fund Chairman Keith Bova.

Membership in the Catalyst Fund is available with a modest annual investment of $250 per individual or couple. For more information, contact Ann Bova, director of development at CFGNB, at 860-229-6018 x 302, abova@cfgnb.org.




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