PODS of Memphis helps ‘build’ dreams with local nonprofit

Five PODS® containers are donated to help out Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis’ International Home Builders Blitz, June 4 - 8
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May 29, 2012 - PRLog -- (MEMPHIS, TENN.) – PODS of Memphis has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis and the Memphis Area Home Builders Association (MAHBA) to kickoff Habitat for Humanity International’s Home Builders Blitz 2012.

Between June 4 – 8, five donated PODS® containers will store tools, wood and other supplies as local homebuilding professionals work alongside Memphis Habitat volunteers to build five homes in Memphis Habitat’s Trinity Park development. The five homes will complete the development’s 38 home community.

“This is an incredible opportunity for PODS of Memphis to be involved with a community outreach program,” said Kevin Sharp, manager for PODS of Memphis. “We are pleased to support the Home Builders Blitz and do our part to help less fortunate people have an affordable home.”

Habitat’s Home Builders Blitz is a partnership between Habitat affiliates and the building community to build and renovate homes across the country. Builders and Habitat affiliates work closely together to organize all aspects of building, including securing subcontractors and suppliers, fundraising and seeking donations of materials. The nationwide project will include over 80 Habitat affiliates and seeks to build and renovate more than 200 homes, including 63 in Tennessee. Memphis Habitat is building 10 homes as part of Home Builders Blitz, the last of five of which will be constructed June 4 – 8.

“Home Builders Blitz is an incredible undertaking,” said Dwayne Spencer, executive director of Memphis Habitat. “With such a short timeframe, we have a great need for storage; essentially for all the building supplies that will need to be on site at the beginning of the build! We want to thank PODS of Memphis for providing PODS® containers for the Home Builders Blitz.”

Memphis is also serving as the national kick-off city for Habitat for Humanity International’s Home Builders Blitz 2012 and Emmy Award-winning television personality Steve Thomas (“This Old House”) will work alongside local builders and Memphis Habitat on Monday, June 4.

For more information about the International Home Builders Blitz, visit www.memphishabitat.com/homebuildersblitz

About PODS of Memphis:

Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 250,000,000 million consumers and businesses, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the U.K., through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 380,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 1,900,000 million deliveries and has over 144,000 PODS® containers in service.

PODS® secure containers are constructed of a steel frame and are available in three sizes: approximately 7-by-7-by-8 feet, 12-by-8-by-8 feet and 16-by-8-by-8 feet. The 12-foot and 16-foot containers have been tested to withstand winds of more than 110-mph when partially loaded. Newer PODS® containers have the same steel frame construction but are completely recyclable panels made of steel skins and a high-density polyethylene core. For more information or to schedule service, visit PODS.com or call 800-776-7637.

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Memphis Habitat has built 400 homes in the Memphis area since its founding in 1983 and funded the construction of 59 homes abroad. Habitat houses are built with volunteer labor and sold to partner families, at no profit and with no interest charged. Partner families make a down payment and invest hundreds of hours of “sweat equity” into the construction of their homes and other Habitat homes. For more information about Home Builders Blitz, visit www.memphishabitat.com.

About the Memphis Area Home Builders Association

The Memphis Area Home Builders Association (MAHBA) is a proactive, not-for-profit trade association that unites all segments of the housing industry in Shelby, Tipton and Fayette Counties. Founded in 1944, MAHBA serves its members and the community by promoting quality housing through education and professionalism. MAHBA is the largest local home builders association in Tennessee and is affiliated with the Home Builders Association of Tennessee and the National Association of Home Builders. For more information, visit www.MAHBA.com.
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