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Veteran Needs an Army of Volunteers to Work on Her Habitat Oakland County Home

US Army and Disabled Veteran and now cancer survivor, 39-year-old Monica Munir has devoted her entire adult life to the United States Military.  She enlisted in the Michigan Reserves the same year she graduated from high school (1992) and served until 2002

After a debilitating back injury, she was honorably discharged and put on disability.  However, she keeps giving and giving and giving to her beloved US military and veteran community.

Her telephone number is known throughout the veteran community as a 33-hour per week AmeriCorps volunteer, “Needs just don’t come up from 9 to 5, “says Munir, “I’m here to help whenever a need arises – a flat tire, mental health issue, housing needs or anything else that a veteran needs.”

Munir also has her bachelor’s degree from Mercy College in corporate and homeland security and now is getting a second master’s degree in marriage and family counseling with a specialization in military and veterans.

2012 also brought with it a lymphoma diagnosis and subsequent bone marrow transplant and back surgery in 2013 – she continues to remain cancer-free as of February 2016.  “I thank God every day that I am still cancer-free,” explains Munir.  “Out of the 8 of us that had transplants together, there are only two of us still alive.”

Fellow members of Oakland County’s Veterans Community Action Team (VCAT) decided she was the local veteran who could and should benefit for Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County homeownership.

She did qualify for homeownership and currently has a Habitat Oakland County home refurbishment in progress in Hazel Park… NOW she does just needs an army of volunteers to get the home done so she can close on May 2.

Sign-up at this link

http://www.volunteerup.com/ProjectCal.asp?o=181

for Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County to work on Monica’s home – project is listed under 23753 Battelle Ave or call our offices at 248.338.1843.

Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County (HFHOC) is a grassroots organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty and substandard housing.   HFHOC accepts donated homes or lots, and builds or renovates in partnership with qualifying families, who pay an affordable mortgage to HFHOC.   Since 1996, HFHOC has built and renovated homes in partnership with 200 families, with 62 more taking place this year. Donate, volunteer or learn more at www.HabitatOakland.org, or call 248.338.1843.

 

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