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Dedication of the first Habitat for Habitat for Humanity Home in Holliston on Saturday, November 18th.

by Bonnie Biocchi
November 16, 2017

The Baptiste family has invested more than 500 hours of “sweat equity” into their home which has been strongly supported by the community, attracting hands-on participation by more than 1500 MetroWest volunteers.

 

Habitat for Humanity MetroWest Greater Worcester (HFHMWGW) is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a dedication of their first new home in Holliston on Saturday, November 18th.  The festivities will begin at 10am and the public is invited to join in welcoming the Baptiste family to their new home at 68 Chamberlain St.  Light refreshments will be served and parking is available on site. 

The Habitat site on Chamberlain St. was donated by the Holliston Housing Trust to promote affordable housing.  The Trust also contributed $150,000 toward the building of the two homes.  The Baptiste family has invested more than 500 hours of “sweat equity” into their home which has been strongly supported by the community, attracting hands-on participation by more than 1500 MetroWest volunteers. In addition, J.P. Keefe Regional Vocational Technical School has partnered with Habitat to help build this house, providing assistance with plumbing and electrical work. The Local Project Committee (LPC) chaired by local residents Doug Schmidt and Todd Barber,  has been raising funds to complete the project and construction is on-going at the second home, which will be dedicated in early 2018. 

 

 

In addition to the outpouring of support from local faith partners, local sponsors of of the build include Wayne Griffin Electric, Middlesex Savings Bank, Realty Executives – Boston West, MathWorks, Joseph T. Mark Electrician, Tom LaMont Plumbing, Knights of Columbus Council 4822, CertainTeed, The Fondo Financial Group, Ashland Lumber, NorthEast Electrical Distributors, Sanofi-Genzyme, Colantonio, Inc, Lista/Stanley Tools, Vesta Real Estate, Harrison McPhee Landscape Design, Rogers Insulation, Ben Connell Roofing, CIVILized Solutions, American Recylced Products, J.P. Keating, The Fay School, Seres Therapeutics and WinTrust Mortgage. 

For further information about the dedication ceremony or Habitat for Humanity MW/GW, please contact Bonnie Biocchi  at bonnie.biocchi@habitatmwgw.org.

 About Habitat for Humanity-MetroWest/Greater Worcester

Habitat for Humanity-MetroWest/Greater Worcester is a non-profit organization that provides simple, decent, affordable home ownership opportunities for families in need living between 30-60% of the area’s median income. Our mission is to provide homes, community and hope. Homes are sold to qualified and carefully selected low-income families on a no-profit basis with an interest-free mortgage. Selected homeowners participate in comprehensive homebuyer education. In keeping with its motto of “a hand up, not a handout,” partner families must contribute 400 to 500 sweat-equity hours helping build their homes. For more information visit www.habitatmwgw.org.

 

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Welcome to the neighborhood.

- Bill | 11/17/17 9:14 AM

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