South Shore Habitat for Humanity names Michael Burman as Director of Finance and Administration
In this role, Burman, working with Executive Director Martine Taylor, is responsible for overseeing the financial and operational elements of the organization.
Prior to joining South Shore Habitat for Humanity, Burman was Founder and President of MNB Services Co., Inc. a provider of amusement, vending and office coffee services.
Burman is a graduate of Babson College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
Born in Boston, Burman moved to Wisconsin for several years as a child before his family came back to Massachusetts. He has made his home in Sharon, Massachusetts for the past 50 years and is married "to the love of my life and best friend of 44 years." The couple are proud of their three adult children, their spouses and "four amazing grandchildren."
"When you toss a rock into a pond, it ripples, with each ripple touching another," said Burman, noting his pleasure at being a member of the South Shore Habitat team. "If we all do this, just think how many people can be helped and what better place to start than assisting families make a house a home."
"It's a pleasure to announce Michael as our Director of Finance and Administration,"
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 serve 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, visit www.sshabitat.org (http://www.sshabitat.org) or call 781-337-7744.
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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/