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Anderson Insulation Kicks Off South Shore Habitat for Humanity's Volunteer Build Program
By: South Shore Habitat for Humanity
South Shore Habitat for Humanity (http://sshabitat.org)
A group of ten hard-working Anderson volunteers worked alongside the SSHH construction team on a recent Saturday morning, helping to frame the first of the six townhomes.
The townhomes are located on a near three-acre parcel off of Temple Street in Duxbury that is part of the former Camp Wing. The six-home build is a partnership between the SSHH and the Town of Duxbury's Affordable Housing Trust. The new mixed income community will offer three townhomes to low-income households and the remaining three to moderate-income households.
Anderson Insulation, a family-owned company that has served new England since 1949, has supported SSHH for many years on numerous projects both through employee engagement and product donation.
"Anderson Insulation has been a champion of the work we do for many years and on numerous projects," said Martine Taylor, Executive Director at South Shore Habitat for Humanity. "It comes as no surprise that an Anderson team took the time on a beautiful Saturday to volunteer their services."
"The South Shore Habitat for Humanity is about giving people a hand up, providing them an opportunity to better their lives," said Eric Anderson, President of Anderson Insulation. "It's a great organization and one we are honored to have a strong association with."
SSHH is now reaching out to residents, local businesses and community and faith organizations to support the Feinberg Bog Road project and join the Volunteer Build Program.
Volunteers are needed to work as site managers and share their construction skills, such as roofing, driveway installation and plumbing. Lunch donations, bottled water and other in-kind assistance is also requested. These critical donations make the homes truly affordable to local families, said Taylor.
About South Shore Habitat for Humanity
The Mission of South Shore Habitat for Humanity is to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter by partnering with families in need of affordable housing. Families put in "sweat equity hours" alongside local volunteers on the building of their home and purchase the home with a 30-year, affordable mortgage. Homes do have a deed restriction that maintains the affordability status of each home in perpetuity. Habitat Family Partners are selected through a competitive underwriting process based on their ability to pay, willingness to partner, and their need for adequate housing. South Shore Habitat for Humanity offers a "hand-up, not a hand-out," said Martine Taylor. "Habitat does not build these homes, the local communities do. We are so very grateful to all of our donors and supporters for their contributions and for making homeownership a reality for these families.
The organization's headquarters are located at 20 Mathewson Drive in Weymouth, MA but they serves 35 cities and towns south and southwest of Boston. To date, South Shore Habitat for Humanity has delivered 58 homes to local families on the South Shore. Currently, the organization has a strategic plan to build twelve homes by 2020, which is on pace to deliver another 58 homes in a little less than a decade. "The need for housing is critical. Together with municipalities, we can be a solution to the affordable housing crisis here on the South Shore," said Martine.
To learn more or find out how to get involved, visitwww.sshabitat.org (http://www.sshabitat.org/
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Consider visiting the Habitat ReStore, located at 357 Columbia Road, Hanover. The ReStore is an earth friendly home improvement and donation center that sells new and used building materials, appliances, home décor and furniture at discounted prices. The organization accepts donations of items and then resells them to the public. Proceeds from the store benefit South Shore Habitat for Humanity and its mission of delivering affordable homes to families in need. The Store is open to the public to shop, donate, and volunteer. Visit: www.sshabitat.org/