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Volunteers strapped on their safety goggles to help repair a woman’s home in West Philadelphia! It was part of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and Lowe’s Home Improvement coming together to perform repairs around the world on this day.
Organizers hope to raise awareness about affordable housing needs facing women around the world.
AmericanTrucks.com (AT) setup the Positive Payload program to support non-profit organizations using pickup trucks in field work that leverages the building trades. This January, the aftermarket auto parts retailer has selected two more charities to receive a $2,000 award through their grant program. Established in 2017, the list of organizations benefiting from the program has grown to include Habitat for Humanity’s Philadelphia chapter, and Water Mission International.
Saturday’s unveiling was the final home on the 21-unit, $3.7 million project.
by Andrew Seidman, Philadelphia Inquirer
Moments before Niela Collins was presented the keys to her new house, the reality began to set in. “This is a dream come true,” she said Saturday. “I am a homeowner.”
By Peak Johnson for Generocity
Do your research, let your skills lead and consider donating your time during the non-holiday season, say pros from Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, Broad Street Ministry and Hopeworks Camden.
By Philadelphia City Biz List
AKA Rittenhouse Square announced they will be donating five floors of furnishings to Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia’s Restore. AKA Rittenhouse Square, located on the corner of 18th and Walnut Streets, will be contributing kitchen cabinetry and appliances, countertops, bathroom vanities, televisions and more from 35 suites, as the thirteen-story historic landmark undergoes design renovations. The property enhancements, to be unveiled in spring, will feature a newly designed lobby, a collection of reimagined suites, exciting new amenities, and more.
Justin Udo, KYW Newsradio
For the last 45 years, Sylvia Genoy has lived in her home in Northeast Philadelphia. During that time, she and her husband were able to keep it in tip-top shape.
“Over the years, he was a very handy man and he knew what to do, and me too. I always took pleasure in fixing and doing,” she said.
But after her husband passed away a few years ago and her physical health took an unfortunate turn, she has not been able to keep up with maintenance and repairs as she would like.
Hard at work on a Sunday morning, and not for their own benefit, but someone else’s. Someone they’ve never met, named Sharon Sibley, of Northeast Philadelphia.
by Sally Downey, for the Inquirer
After moving into her new townhouse in North Philadelphia earlier this summer, Latasha Raynor hung a “Bless Our Home” poster on the wall. She and her four children were finally home.