Last November 5, the AREAA Education Foundation had the privilege of awarding two AAPI veterans with $10,000 apiece, which will go towards their housing needs. The grants were generously funded by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR) Foundation, in support of the Welcome Home Heroes Housing Assistance Program. Welcome Home Heroes provides veterans with a financial boost to cover major repairs, remodeling, or down payment assistance.
The grant awarding was in conjunction with the NAR Expo and Convention at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Former NAR president and Vietnam war veteran Richard Mendenhall delivered a moving speech during the awarding ceremony, and a special message from Senator Tammy Duckworth was also played during the program.
Thank you to everyone who attended the ceremony. And to our veterans, we thank you for your service. Our hats off to you!