James Hall, SVP of Ipsos Healthcare named to Board of Directors for South Shore Habitat for Humanity
By: South Shore Habitat for Humanity
In this role, he will work with the other board members and Executive Director Martine Taylor to further the organization's work to help provide housing for people in need. Since its founding in 1986, South Shore Habitat for Humanity has completed 58 homes in 21 towns, helping more than 100 adults and 200 children build a place to call home. The organization serves 35 cities and towns south and southwest of Boston.
Hall is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he earned a Bachelor of Sciences in Chemical Engineering. He is a member of the WPI Alumni Association, Mass Bio and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Hall is presently Chair of the Properties Committee for the First Trinitarian Congregational Church in Scituate and through the years has volunteered for several other organizations, including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the American Cancer Society. He is a past President of the Scituate Soccer Club, a baseball and soccer coach and past president of the Boston Chapter of the WPI Alumni Association.
A resident of Scituate, Massachusetts, Hall makes his home with his wife Laurie, who is a member of the Scituate Beautification Committee and the President of the Norwell Garden Club. The couple have two married sons; Justin a practicing attorney living in Omaha, Nebraska and Gregory, a marketing consultant in Atlanta, Georgia.
"South Shore Habitat for Humanity builds houses so that people can have a home – a home of their own where they can raise a family," said Hall. "There is nothing better than being a part of an organization that can having a lasting impact on families."
"It is a great pleasure to welcome Jim to our Board of Directors," stated Martine Taylor, Executive Director of South Shore Habitat for Humanity. "His commitment to the important work we do is undeniable."
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/
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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/