IT Solutions Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity to Help Build Local Home

IT Solutions Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity to Help Build Local Home

IT Solutions recently took part in its first annual volunteer program with Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County (HFHMC), helping to build a new home and supporting its mission to eliminate poverty housing. In partnership with caring individuals and organizations, Habitat constructs simple, affordable homes and empowers hardworking, low-income families to become homeowners by providing no-interest mortgages. Habitat families are given the opportunity to build equity, gain stability, and enhance our community’s quality of life.

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As part of a new company initiative, IT Solutions plans to donate company time, funds, and voluntary efforts to local charities and non-profit organizations each year. The neighborhood revitalization project which IT Solutions participated in with HFHMC is located in the Upper Dublin District nestled in the North Hills area. Three years ago, HFHMC dedicated its first ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) home on Linden Avenue in Upper Dublin. While there, HFHMC staff and board members learned that there were several other parcels of land available for construction on the same street. 3105 Summit is the 5th home to be completed of that 7-home project. The house will eventually mark the completion of Habitat’s 51st home in Montgomery County.

The construction site was launched in May, 2011 with a week of large volunteer builds. Since then, much has been accomplished. The IT Solutions team split into two crews and spent two days at the end of October installing fiberglass insulation through the entire house and hanging drywall and siding. "I know I can say on behalf of the entire staff at ITS that everyone felt a sense of satisfaction from volunteering, and we all had a good time doing so," said Ted Swanson, CEO of IT Solutions. "It’s great to see how much a local business can do to help the community. We felt a real sense of accomplishment and look forward to repeating the experience again next year." The anticipated completion date for the home is the end of 2011. For more information about Habitat for Humanity Montgomery County and how you can get involved visit www.habitatmontco.org

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