The Trumbull Rotary has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity's Habitat for Heroes initiative whose goal is to build a home in Bridgeport for a deserving veteran and his or her family.
First phase of the project was completed in mid-October when together the non-profit organizations raised $50,000 so excavation of a building lot in Bridgeport, donated by the City, could begin. Rotary contributed $21,000 to the initial funding. "But we are not stopping there," said Bill Zeidenberg, Rotary past president who heads the vets project along with Rotarians Mike Rappa and John McBride. This year, Trumbull Rotary set its sights as a major goal on helping veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.