PONTIAC — Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County has received a $20,000 grant from the Phillip and Elizabeth Filmer Memorial Charitable Trust to support its Women Build project.
The project will empower approximately 200 women who will serve as primary volunteers in building a Madison Heights house for Cindy and Dennis Etheridge, while also creating a sense of community among women in the construction and building industries.
“We are delighted to receive this generous grant from an organization that believe in the work we do, helping people achieve the dream of home ownership by giving a hand up, rather than a hand out,” says Tim Ruggles, CEO/executive director of Habitat Oakland.
Additionally, Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County received a $4,000 grant late last year from The Home Depot Foundation to cover flooring and installation fees for a house benefiting veteran Shannon Chatman and her children. As part of the grant, 20-40 volunteers from 10 area Home Depot locations will be at the home on Friday to install flooring.
“It is only thanks to the generosity of philanthropic organizations like these that we can help deserving, hard-working families achieve their lifelong goal of home ownership,” Ruggles says.
Donate, volunteer, or learn more at habitatoakland.org.