South Shore Habitat for Humanity extends thanks to IBEW Local 103 for steadfast support
By: South Shore Habitat for Humanity
"The IBEW Local 103 has provided the electrical wiring for practically all our homes. We wish to express our boundless appreciation to all members who have given of their time and talent to help our family partners," said Martine Taylor, Executive Director of South Shore Habitat for Humanity, noting that the union partners volunteerism with apprenticeship training.
The Dorchester-based IBEW has a long history of giving back to the communities it serves, including the support of workforce training programs, organizations that assist military service transition back to civilian life, programs that serve homeless veterans and support medical groups that provide options for the poor in health care.
"Local 103 shares in Habitat's vision that everyone has a decent place to live," said Louis Antonellis, Business Manager of IBEW Local 103. "Our members are proud to be a small part of making that vision a reality for many families on the South Shore. We are also committed to providing first-class electrical installations in every Habitat home and look forward to continuing our strong relationship with this great organization."
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. 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. 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/