“We’re excited to partner with Habitat and other local organizations to build homes for families in need,” Charlotte Jones, president of Ocoee Region Builders Association, said. “ORBA has built nine homes over the years and doing another five homes this year speaks to the testament of how giving our local builders, subcontractors and supply companies are.”
Local homebuilders, subcontractors and ORBA are partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland to raise walls on three homes Thursday while giving hope to low-income families seeking decent and affordable housing in Century Village as part of Habitat’s Home Builders Blitz initiative.
“Ocoee Region Builders Association has been a longtime supporter of Habitat for Humanity in Bradley County and this year we’re building three homes for local families,” according to Matt Carlson, executive director of the local Habitat affiliate. “Homebuilders, subcontractors, vendors and many other organizations are coming together to donate time, money and supplies to make this project happen, and it is that spirit that makes this such a wonderful community.”
Nationwide, the project seeks to build and renovate more than 200 homes, thanks to the skilled labor provided by local professional homebuilders and construction firms.
Habitat’s Home Builders Blitz is a partnership between Habitat affiliates and the building community to build and renovate homes across the United States. Builders and Habitat affiliates work closely to organize all aspects of building, including securing subcontractors and suppliers, fundraising and seeking donations of materials. Builders participating in the program this year will work with more than 100 Habitat affiliates.
“We are excited to partner with builders and engage them in our work to help families in need of affordable housing,” said Jonathan Reckford, Habitat for Humanity International CEO. “By sharing their talents and skills with us, we are able to increase our capacity to help transform communities. We thank the builders for their commitment and dedication to making Home Builders Blitz 2012 a success.”
For more information on the Home Builders Blitz, contact Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland at 476-6947.