Employees from Tipping Point Communications went the extra mile with a successful online fundraising campaign leading up to their build day, contributing both financially and physically to Habitat's mission!
The build day included installing shingles on the front porch roof, clearing fence lines, filling in settled areas around the foundation, and parging the foundation. Check out more photos of their build day below and learn how your team can build with us too!
For the second time, The Builders Exchange of Rochester (ROBEX) has joined forces with Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) to build a home in the City of Rochester.
In 2008, the Junior Builders Exchange and the Builders Exchange partnered with Flower City Habitat for Humanity, ROBEX providing the labor and material to build 140 Orange Street. In less than a year, together, the Junior Builders Exchange, ROBEX and FCHH were able to turn over the keys to a first-time homebuyer. Thirteen years later, JBX and ROBEX are taking on the challenge once again, gathering the community to help provide the “American Dream” to another homebuyer - someone who will contribute 300+ hours of sweat-equity and pay an affordable mortgage.
“Flower City Habitat is excited to be a part of this project with our partners at ROBEX and in the building community,” said Matt Flanigan, CEO of Flower City Habitat for Humanity. “Building homeownership, communities and hope in our city is very much a team effort and this is an amazing team!”
“We intend to use this endeavor to provide awareness to the local community of the viability of careers available in the construction trades,” said Bob Morgan, Chief Executive Officer of Upstate Roofing & Painting. “While teaming up with local organizations, our Habitat Site will be a training ground for high school students and job seekers interested in pursuing a career in the industry. We cannot think of a better way to support our community, expose our industry, and provide opportunities to our youth.”
“Supporting Habitat is a perfect example of natural competitors coming together for the common good. Builders Exchange members have been building Rochester for 130 years and helping people secure housing is vital to our community’s continued success and generational wealth,” said Aaron Hilger, President of Builders Exchange of Rochester. “We are proud to work with Habitat for Humanity on 226 Saxton Street and look forward to Building A Better Rochester!”
On Saturday, September 25, volunteers from RG&E helped us kick off the rehabilitation of a vacant home at 39 Lime Street!
Volunteers cleared severely overgrown fence lines, removed old steps, and filled an entire dumpster with debris from the interior of the home to make way for a fresh start. It was the first volunteer day on this vacant house and the RG&E team helped us start it back on its way to becoming a neighborhood asset again. Check out more photos below and stay tuned for the continued transformation of this house!
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