September 21, 2011
Program will help local veteran families; applications being accepted
CINCINNATI, Ohio – Cincinnati Bell, the region's leading provider of telecommunications services, today announced its support of Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity's new pilot program aimed at helping military veterans complete critical home repair projects. The new Critical Home Repair program is an extension of Habitat for Humanity's traditional build and rehab programs and will help struggling families, specifically veteran families, maintain and stay in their homes.
"We're excited to help Cincinnati Habitat launch its Critical Home Repair program and very proud to help provide assistance to men and women who have served our country in the U.S. Armed Forces," says Jack Cassidy, president and chief executive officer of Cincinnati Bell.
Cincinnati Bell is donating $40,000 to help four families receive assistance through the Critical Home Repairs program. Examples of repairs include work that is necessary to alleviate code violations, safety concerns or health issues. Improvements or repairs such as wheelchair ramps, roof or HVAC system replacements would qualify. Similar to its other programs, Habitat is providing "a hand up, not a hand out."
"We are grateful for Cincinnati Bell's partnership as they help us launch our Critical Home Repair program to support local Veteran families in need of a hand-up," says Ed Lee, executive director of Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity. "Cincinnati Bell continues to be an outstanding community partner and we are looking forward to bringing this much-needed repair program to families who sacrifice for each of us everyday."
Applications for assistance are currently being accepted by Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity. Qualified candidates must meet criteria that are based on the applicant's need, willingness to partner and ability to repay an interest-free loan for the services rendered.
For more information on the Critical Home Repair program, please contact Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity at 513-482-5604 or visit www.habitatcincinnati.org.
About Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity
Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate substandard housing by building and renovating simple, decent, affordable homes to sell to low-income families in need. Cincinnati Habitat works in equal partnership with families, volunteers and donors building a sense of community as well as affordable housing. Our partners include corporations, churches, foundations, organizations and individual donors who donate money, labor and materials to fund and build our homes. Cincinnati Habitat has built over 224 homes in neighborhoods that include Avondale, Clifton, Columbia Tusculum, Evanston, Harrison, Hyde Park, Lincoln Heights, Lockland, Madisonville, Millcreek Valley, Mt. Auburn, Mt. Washington, North Fairmount, Northside, Oakley, Over-the-Rhine, Price Hill, South Cumminsville, South Fairmount, Walnut Hills, Westwood and Winton Place, among others. To learn more about Cincinnati Habitat and how to volunteer, visit www.habitatcincinnati.org, connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CincinnatiHabitat or follow on Twitter at twitter.com/CincyHabitat.
About Cincinnati Bell Inc.
With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell provides integrated communications solutions—including local, long distance, data, Internet, entertainment, and wireless services—that keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and with the world. In addition, Cincinnati Bell provides best-in-class data center colocation services to enterprise customers in the Midwest and Texas with fully redundant power and cooling solutions. Complementing the colocation products, Cincinnati Bell also offers complex information technology solutions such as managed services and technology staffing. For more information, visit www.cincinnatibell.com.
Lisa McLaughlin (for Cincinnati Bell)
Marissa Woodly (for Cincinnati Habitat)