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Scotch Homes Participating in the GBAHB Builder Blitz for Habitat For Humanity

August 5, 2016 6:40 pm Published by Comments Off on Scotch Homes Participating in the GBAHB Builder Blitz for Habitat For Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity is known for building simple, decent, and affordable housing.  By helping more people achieve the dream of owning their own home, there is a dramatic, positive change in the lives of families and neighborhoods. This year Habitat for Humanity in Birmingham is working with professional home builders, subcontractors and suppliers in the home-building industry on a special one-week project called Builder Blitz.

Builder Blitz will see all of these various home-building industry businesses working together to build multiple houses simultaneously in one week. This annual house-building event increases Habitat Birmingham’s house building capacity by allowing the organization to continue their regular building schedules, while the professional builders coordinate and execute the Blitz build. Scotch Homes is proud to be one of the home builders involved in this important project.

Habitat for Humanity began in 1976. Their mission statement states: “Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope”. The organization is now international, but they remain a non-profit organization and are now the largest not-for-profit builder in the world, having built, rehabilitated, or preserved more than 800,000 homes since it first began.

The homes that the affiliates around the world build use volunteer labor and Habitat makes no profit on the sales. They construct quality houses that are sold to special qualified home buyers through no-profit, no-interest loans. Homeowners are chosen based on their level of need, their willingness to become partners in the program, and their ability to repay the loan. Every affiliate follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing the families who receive Habitat houses.

The Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders, which includes Scotch Homes, is proud to take part in the Builder Blitz, which will take place August 25 through September 1. If you are inspired by these home builders who are working hard to provide affordable homes to more people in the Birmingham area, get in touch with Habitat for Humanity in Birmingham to learn how you can advocate, donate, and volunteer.

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