The national construction charity organization, AGC Charities Inc, announced today that it will provide financial support for a Chicago-area effort designed to provide safe housing for troubled veterans. The group will provide $5,000 to support Hope for Tomorrow’s renovation of a home designed to house veterans in need of substance abuse treatment.
The charitable organization’s contribution will be used by Fox Valley Associated General Contractors, a local contractors group partnering with Hope for Tomorrow, to line up construction firms and labor groups to rebuild the master staircase in a home originally built in 1927 on Lake Street in Aurora, Ill. Hope for Tomorrow will host veterans with emotional and substance abuse issues.
In addition to providing financial support to construction-related charitable efforts across the country, AGC Charities operates its own renovation project called Operation Opening Doors. That program recruits construction firms willing to donate their time and services to renovate facilities for disabled veterans, sick children and others in need.
AGC Charities Inc. also runs the AGC in the Community Awards program, which honors construction firms and chapters of the Associated General Contractors of America for outstanding charitable efforts.