OhioHealth Makes $20,000 Pledge to Habitat For Humanity to Build Two Local Homes
OhioHealth is honored to announce the continued partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio, in supporting the plan to build two homes, Jacksonville (Athens County) and Carbon-Hill Buchtel Rd (Hocking County) for families in need while providing valuable, unique volunteer opportunities for OhioHealth staff and community members to participate in local builds.
“We are proud of our longtime relationship with Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio and our current support of these two builds,” said LeeAnn Lucas-Helber, president of OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital. “We believe that affordable housing is fundamental to a community’s health and wellbeing. We know that having a safe and stable place to call home is essential for families to thrive, and we are honored to play a part in making this happen for these deserving families.”
As part of the pledge, OhioHealth staff signed 2 x 4’s with well-wishes which will be included in the Jacksonville and Carbon Hill Buchtel builds, along with volunteering with the build.
“We are excited to partner with the businesses and communities in Athens and Hocking Counties for these local builds” says Kenneth Oehlers, Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio. “We look forward to working with other non-profit agencies, community members, businesses, and neighborhoods to reduce substandard, blighted housing and provide decent, affordable homes for people in the community.”
Habitat homes are built in partnership with families who have a need for housing and has a “hand up, not a hand out” model. Families purchase their home and pay a zero-interest mortgage back to Habitat. Habitat then uses those mortgage payments to build and repair more homes in Athens and Hocking Counties.
For more information on Habitat, to sign up to volunteer, or to donate online, visit habitatseo.org or contact Dawn Worley-Sims, Director of Community Engagement, 740-592-0032 ext. 102 or dawn@habitatseo@org.
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About Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio
Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio is an independently chartered affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) the largest nonprofit home builder worldwide. Since 1990, Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio has empowered 141 families to achieve their dreams of homeownership and break the cycle of poverty. Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio also works to remove substandard houses from communities. In this way, we can transform entire neighborhoods, one block at a time. Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio is dedicated to using local materials and contractors in the construction of each home. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitatseo.org, or like us on facebook!