PITTSBURGH - The quiet avenue of Ferndale has been busy lately, as Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh (Habitat Pittsburgh) builds three new homes in the City of Duquesne. The Habitat Pittsburgh development will provide decent, affordable homeownership to three limited income families in the neighborhood. Wells Fargo, a corporate donor of Habitat Pittsburgh, has sponsored the new builds for $20,000. Habitat Pittsburgh depends on this type of generosity to provide local individuals with the opportunity of first-time homeownership. Twenty volunteers from Wells Fargo will be lending a hand this Wednesday and Thursday, September 13 and 14, 2017, on the work site in Duquesne. The Wells Fargo volunteers will receive a hands-on learning experience as Habitat Pittsburgh’s Construction Site Supervisors guide them through installing drywall and painting inside the homes.
Dr. Howard B. Slaughter Jr., President & CEO of Habitat Pittsburgh expressed his appreciation saying, “Institutionalized support is critically important in galvanizing increased resources that are inclusive of not just a financial commitment, but human capacity support too. Wells Fargo is doing both and we are extremely pleased with their ability to see the big picture when focusing on smaller community developments, which is in many instances, the key drivers to effective neighborhood revitalization.”
The three families purchasing the homes have already been selected. All three are single parents, and one of which is a veteran. They will be contributing 350 hours of sweat equity, working alongside volunteers to build their homes. The three homeowners will also receive financial literacy training provided by Habitat Pittsburgh staff. The media is invited to the build site as the Wells Fargo employees are volunteering on Wednesday and Thursday, from 10am-2pm. The address is 509 Ferndale Ave, Duquesne, PA 15110.
About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh’s mission is to eliminate substandard housing in Allegheny County by bringing people together to build, rehabilitate, and repair homes, communities, and hope. We are an afﬁliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global, nonproﬁt organization that is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing. We serve limited and low income families who would otherwise have a limited opportunity for homeownership or home repair. Our work is made possible by thousands of volunteers, staff, our Board of Directors, Corporate support, and philanthropic funding.
Contact: Derek Kendall-Morris, Community Engagement Manager
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh
412-450-8520, ext. 14