PHILADELPHIA, May 9, 2008 —-Project H.O.M.E. today announced that $3.3 million has been donated by a unique combination of funders to start a greatly needed program for homeless veterans in Philadelphia.
The 2008 CMT Music Awards aired live from Nashville’s Curb Event Center at Belmont University on Monday, April 14th. Going into the awards ceremony, artists and directors nominated weren’t just vying for the iconic CMT Belt Buckle as the takeaway prize for winning — this year, there was a philanthropic agenda as well.
Back on October 5, 2006 at a major press event in Philadelphia, the Project H.O.M.E. Phase V Home Ownership initiative was launched. The goal was to renovate fifteen rowhouses in a rundown neighborhood. Fast forward to November 26, 2007 and thirteen families are ready to move into their new homes in time for the holidays (with another two moving in just after the new year.)