Through The Can Do Project, Valspar and Habitat for Humanity have helped improve the lives of countless families. Take a look at some of these inspirational stories to see just what a can of paint ‘can do.’
Y’Thao Nai and Chan Ksor were teenagers when each fled their small village in central Vietnam amid the religious persecution they faced for their beliefs. Upon fortuitously meeting in the U.S., they eventually married and lived in a small house with 15 others (not including the rodents). Now that they are Habitat homeowners, Y’Thao and Chan enjoy spending time in their backyard gardening and playing with their kids.
For Mario Fourney, moving into a Habitat for Humanity home was one of the biggest steps he’d ever taken. He and his family had been living in an apartment that was in the middle of a rough area. “At night, we would hear gunshots, fights, loud parties.” Now in their home, the kids are flourishing and the family has been able to spend more time together, even doing simple things like cleaning up as a family after dinner.
After living in roach-infested conditions, the Zadar family spent six fruitless years on the waiting list for Section 8, the government-funded housing program, before applying to Habitat for Humanity. “The day that I got the call, I was so ecstatic,” mother Jade Zadar remembers. “I felt like I won the lottery.” Moving into her own home was the moment she’d been waiting for her entire life.
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Working together to brighten up the lives of thousands of families in need, Habitat for Humanity and Valspar have been helping to make a difference one paint can at a time.