Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna held residence dedication ceremonies on March 25 for 2 “Habi-Tech” properties, that are homes in-built partnership with technical excessive faculties and accomplished by Habitat volunteers, whereas, Amazon volunteers helped in a wall elevating ceremony for a duplex the corporate is sponsoring .
The first ceremony was held for the home constructed by the scholars of the Harford Technical High School. Harford Tech has constructed 9 such “Habi-Tech” properties for Habitat Susquehanna, seven of that are situated in Aberdeen.
Iesha Young will stay on the Edmund Street residence in Aberdeen along with her teenage daughter. Young was required to contribute 250 hours constructing their residence or the house of one other; take necessary monetary literacy courses to be taught good cash administration abilities; and, take residence upkeep courses.
The home sponsors had been Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union; Bank of America; Battelle; Harford County Government; Community Foundation of Harford County; Harford Mutual Insurance; Maryland Affordable Housing Trust; Rosedale Federal Savings & Loan Association; and, Wells Fargo. Other Contributors had been the Civil Utility Construction, Gutter Guys, Ikea, Modular Genius, Ray Kozlowski, Vulcan Materials and Giant.
The second residence dedication ceremony was held for a home in Rising Sun constructed by college students from the Cecil County School of Technology. This is the third “Habi-Tech” residence constructed by the CCST’s college students in partnership with Habitat Susquehanna.
“We are blessed with unique partnerships with the technical high schools in Cecil and Harford Counties where students build homes for us at the schools’ campuses,” mentioned Yvonne Golczewski, government director of Habitat Susquehanna. “The students gain first-hand experience with a purposeful construction project that prepares them for good-paying jobs when they graduate, while helping to solve what matters in the lives of low-income families in our community – the basic need for a decent, affordable place to live.”
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The properties are moved to their tons in close by communities and completed by Habitat volunteers, Golczewski mentioned.
On the identical day as the house dedications, Amazon volunteers took half in a wall elevating for the subsequent and last duplex to be constructed by the group, situated at 509 and 511 S. Stokes Street in Havre de Grace. Representatives of the City of Havre de Grace, the Dresher Foundation and St. Margaret Parish attended as home sponsors.
In February, Amazon offered Habitat Susquehanna with a verify for $54,000 in direction of sponsorship of unit 511, based on a information launch from Habitat Susquehanna. At the presentation, 50 Amazon staff constructed the outside and core partitions of the primary ground of that duplex’s unit at an Amazon warehouse parking zone in Sparrows Point.
The homebuyer of 511 S. Stokes Street, Heather Jalufka, is a single mother with a nine-year-old son who resides within the basement of a household buddy’s home whereas ready for her residence’s completion, Golczewski mentioned. About 70 % of Habitat Susquehanna’s homebuyers are single moms who had been dwelling in substandard housing, Golczewski mentioned.
“The work we do in our community is really important,” mentioned Keyon Young, Amazon’s regional director of operations, in the course of the verify presentation . “We don’t just move boxes and build big buildings in communities; we are a part of the community. I’ve always wanted to do a build because I think it’s one of the basic necessities of life and dignity to make sure people have decent housing. We’re not just swinging hammers, we’re doing good for people in the community.”
Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna is an ecumenical Christian housing group dedicated to constructing and repairing properties in partnership with qualifying households. The group’s imaginative and prescient is to create a group the place everybody has an reasonably priced and respectable place to stay. Since its inception in 1993, Habitat Susquehanna has served over 700 households by means of its homeownership, restore and monetary literacy packages.
Interested candidates can go to the Habitat Susquehanna web site and full an curiosity kind to be invited to an upcoming orientation: https://habitatsusq.org/our-programs/homeownership.