Hundreds of Volunteers Coming to Yucca Park Neighborhood in Indio on March 28
INDIO, CA (March 26, 2018) – On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, Habitat for Humanity Coachella Valley (HFHCV), the City of Indio, the Home Depot Foundation, and the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition will bring more than 400 Home Depot volunteers, including vendors and executives, to build and restore homes for veterans and families in the Yucca Park neighborhood of Indio near Monroe Street and Avenue 44.
Dave Thornton, Executive Director of HFHCV, said, “This massive program is the result of commitment of all partners working together to address the need for affordable housing in Riverside County and to provide existing homeowners opportunity to remain in their homes.”
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., groups of volunteers will construct two new houses designated for veteran families on Mountain View Avenue and Orange Grove Avenue. Volunteers will also be doing exterior renovations on 11 existing homes, and constructing children’s playhouses and outdoor furniture to serve veteran families at March Air Force Base. Most of the work will be completed by 11:30 a.m. and a gathering of all volunteers will take place at Yucca Park.
“Indio is home to the largest and fastest growing residential population of any city in the Coachella Valley with more than 3,000 housing units under construction or being planned in the next few years. We have rising property values in our city so it is critical we keep homes affordable for families,” said Indio Mayor Michael H. Wilson. “We are grateful for our partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Home Depot and the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition for helping those in need, especially our veterans and their families who have served and sacrificed for our country.”
Yucca Lane will be closed from Monday, March 26 through Wednesday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m. Detour signage and traffic control will be placed to direct traffic around construction areas.
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