Annual Home Builders Blitz events to take place in 26 states across the U.S.
ATLANTA – June 9, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Professional builders and construction experts across the U.S. are plying their skills and talents to build homes and hope in partnership with nearly 200 low-income families during Habitat for Humanity’s annual Home Builders Blitz, June 8-12.
The 2015 Home Builders Blitz kicked off today in Sanford, Florida, with nearly 200 homes being built or rehabbed nationwide during the weeklong event.
During the annual building event, Habitat for Humanity recruits and partners with local professional builders, who in turn provide labor, funding and materials while coordinating the project through its completion.
“Homebuilders have a unique perspective on the importance of a strong, well-developed community, which makes them invaluable partners in Habitat’s work,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “And thanks to the generous donation of these builders’ time and talent, hundreds of families will have the opportunity to build the foundation for a better life.”
Emmy Award winning television personality Steve Thomas, the former host of “This Old House” and “Renovation Nation,” will visit Home Builders Blitz work sites across the U.S. to discuss the impact building professionals are making in their communities thanks to their participation in helping create homeownership opportunities, while also helping raise awareness of the weeklong event.
“Habitat developed its Home Builders Blitz program as a means to engage construction professionals in addressing the need for decent, affordable housing in their own communities,” said Thomas. “Because builders recruit their fellow builders and suppliers to kick in labor, materials and funds during the event, Habitat affiliates can serve more families.”
Habitat for Humanity affiliates have participated in four national Home Builders Blitz events since 2006, with nearly 1,400 homes having been built by construction professionals.
Habitat for Humanity is able to further its mission and help more families thanks to the following building professionals and sponsors helping make this year’s Home Builders Blitz possible: Ames TrueTemper, Delta Faucet, Gildan, MaxLite, MASCO Foundation, Columbia Forest Products, Interwrap, Kraftmaid Cabinetry and Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 5 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer visit habitat.org.