We’re celebrating with the next Habitat homeowner and members of Habitat’s Women Build program, the sponsors who made this nearly-complete new build possible. Just a few items to finish up and then it’ll be time to close on an affordable mortgage and move in!
Learn more about Edgar's path to homeownership, Women Build's team-based fundraising program that sponsored this house, and others who played critical roles in the transformation of this formerly vacant lot into a brand new home in the JOSANA Neighborhood!
Today we took time to celebrate with Habitat’s next homeowner and the sponsors who made this nearly-complete renovation possible. Just a few items to finish up and then it’ll be time to close on an affordable mortgage and move in!
Learn more about Jonathan's path to homeownership, Donald's generous decision to sponsor this house, and others who played critical roles in the transformation of this formerly vacant home into an opportunity and asset for Jonathan and the JOSANA Neighborhood.
Employees from Excellus BCBS joined us again today to build and raise second floor walls at 375 Campbell Street. The day started with great team work to lift walls, OSB boards, and exterior insulation up to the second floor and continued with lots of hammering, cutting, and lifting walls into place!
375 Campbell Street is the 250th Habitat home in Monroe County and is sponsored by Excellus BCBS, who is providing financial and volunteer support to make this home possible.
It was a big week for volunteers from the Perinton Congregations as we prepared for arrival and installed the roof trusses at 871 Smith Street!
Over the past several weeks, CoreLogic employees joined us for four sponsored team building days, helping install foundation footers, subflooring, and first floor walls at 375 Campbell Street.
After the fourth build day, Christine M. Cruso, Leader, Operations for CoreLogic shared, "We enjoyed the opportunity to partner with your colleagues while impacting the lives of others in our community. Habitat for Humanity efforts will help change the life of many families by ensuring they can continue their journey toward financial independence and home ownership and truly living out the rallying call CoreLogic has by helping people Find, Acquire and Protect their homes. We look forward to next year, and continued success for you throughout the year!"
Through their financial support and volunteer efforts, CoreLogic is helping us continue to build homeownership, communities, and hope in Rochester. Thank you CoreLogic!
As construction continues at 375 Campbell Street, WROC-TV visited for an update on the 250th Habitat home in Monroe County, a home made possible by the sponsorship of Excellus BCBS.
Melissa Gardner, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Chief Population Health Engagement Officer, Matthew Flanigan, Flower City Habitat for Humanity President & CEO, and Marty Kranmer, an Excellus BCBS IT manager (and first time volunteer) were among those interviewed.
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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