Press release submitted by Habitat for Humanity, North Central Massachusetts
Habitat for Humanity of North Central Massachusetts announced it received a $10,000 grant awarded by the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation for the 2020 fiscal year. The support will allow Habitat for Humanity NCM to support the Critical Home Repair Program in Western Middlesex County.
The Critical Home Repair Program is a home preservation program. It provides needed interior and exterior repairs for low income homeowners to live in a safe, decent, and affordable place. This program focuses on safety, security, accessibility, and weatherization as well as keeping homes up to city codes. Habitat NCM assists low-income families in need through the purchase of building material, project management oversight, construction leadership, and coordination of volunteer labor. Projects include replacing or patching leaking roofs, installing ramps, renovating interiors for accessibility, weatherization, replacing doors and windows, repairing stairs and entrance ways, repairing furnaces and water heaters, and reworking electrical systems.
“This grant will continue to facilitate our mission to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter for our community in Western Middlesex County,” said Carolyn Read, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity NCM. “This will help low-income home owners maintain the safety and comfort of their affordable homes through critical home repairs.”
Habitat for Humanity NCM is a nonprofit organization serving North Central Massachusetts by building simple, decent, energy efficient, affordable homes and critical home repairs. Habitat for Humanity NCM brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Local residents can see how the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation grant and local funds are benefiting the Habitat for Humanity NCM by visiting us at http://ncmhabitat.org/.
“Supporting and celebrating our grant recipients is an honor we look forward to each year,” said Dana Neshe, president of the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation. “Our relationships with them have allowed Middlesex to deepen its understanding of the many challenges facing our neighbors today. Underwriting the organizations that work hard to face these challenges head-on is one way we seek to be right there with our community.”
About the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation
The Foundation was established in 2000 to carry out further the philanthropic mission of Middlesex Savings Bank. Over the past 19 years, the Foundation has provided more than $7 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations, supporting services and programs in a wide variety of fields, including education and basic human services. Since the inception of the Foundation, Middlesex Savings Bank has funded the endowment with over $17 million in contributions. More information is available at www.middlesexbank.com/about-us/community-support/middlesex-savings-charitable-foundation.
About Middlesex Savings Bank
Middlesex Savings Bank, founded in 1835 and headquartered in Natick, Mass., is a mutual savings bank. As one of the largest independent banks in Massachusetts with nearly $5 billion in assets, the bank has been committed to providing outstanding value in consumer banking and business banking products for more than 180 years. The FDIC and DIF insured bank has 30 branch offices located in 25 communities – Acton, Ashland, Bedford, Bellingham, Boxborough, Concord, Framingham, Franklin, Groton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Littleton, Maynard, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Natick, Needham, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Walpole, Wayland, Wellesley, and Westford. For more information, please visit www.middlesexbank.com, and connect on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts
Habitat for Humanity NCM offers a hand up, not a hand out, to hard-working, low-income central Massachusetts families seeking affordable homeownership. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat NCM builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses alongside our homeowner partner families. In addition to a down payment and monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor into building their Habitat house and the houses of others.
Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts builds and repairs simple, decent houses with people in need. It is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, serving 25 towns and cities in north central Massachusetts, including Acton, Ashburnham, Ashby, Ayer, Berlin, Bolton, Boxborough, Clinton, Fitchburg, Gardner, Groton, Harvard, Hudson, Lancaster, Littleton, Lunenburg, Leominster, Maynard, Pepperell, Princeton, Shirley, Sterling, Stow, Townsend, and Westminster. Habitat NCM also operates the Leominster ReStore which raises funds through the sale of discounted or recycled materials and furniture.