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IOMAXIS, a Virginia-based defense contractor, has announced a $25,000 donation to Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity. This donation is in support of the inaugural home for Veterans Build, which builds homes and when completed, sells them with a zero-percent mortgage to local veterans.

Habitat donation IOMAXThis generous donation came in response to a story that was recently published in the Free Lance-Star. After the story went to print, Habitat received a call from Brad Buhr, CEO of IOMAXIS, expressing their interest to get involved in helping veteran families. After learning more about the Veterans Build program and Habitat for Humanity, Buhr agreed to be the largest sponsor of the Veterans Build to date by committing to a $25,000 donation.

Buhr, an active donor in the community, was humbled to be part of the Veterans Build. He hopes that his actions challenge other defense contractors in the area to help build homes for veteran families before November 11, when GFHFH plans to break ground on the new home.

"We are merely giving the money, but the real work that this organization does to make homeownership happen is so honorable. We just want to help support Habitat in this mission and hope others are challenged to invest in our veterans," says Buhr.

Thanks to generous donors like IOMAXIS, the Veterans Build Task Force is well on its way to reaching its goal of $150,000.

Learn more about the Veterans Build or become a sponsor. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit http://www.fredhab.org/site/veteran-build-2015.

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