Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth is pleased to announce that the A.D. Makepeace Company has issued a $10,000 Challenge Match to benefit the Greater Plymouth affiliate’s upcoming build in Carver.
The project entails a complete rehabilitation of the interior of an existing single-family house located at 11 Green Street. The finished product will be a three-bedroom affordable home to be sold to an income-qualified first-time homeowner, giving preference to a military veteran.
To help fund the project, ADM has pledged to match up to $10,000 in donations received by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth from Dec. 14, 2022 through Jan. 31, 2023.
“A.D. Makepeace’s commitment to the community is truly admirable and we are extremely grateful for their support,” said Amy Belmore, director of development and outreach for HFHGP. “With the real estate market skyrocketing in recent years, the void of affordable housing in our area is massive. We are excited to get to work on this project and hope members of the community will take this opportunity to have their donation doubled, thanks to A.D. Makepeace’s generosity with this Challenge Match.”
“Habitat does such a wonderful job supporting those in need in our communities, and we are pleased to see that military veterans will get preference for this home,” said James F. Kane, president and chief executive officer of the A.D. Makepeace Company. “We’re happy to be able to help financially, and we are hopeful that members of our staff can assist with the construction as well.”
Following the traditional Habitat model, nearly all aspects of the build will be accomplished by volunteers to fully rehabilitate the interior of the home and restore the exterior and surrounding grounds. The selected homeowner will pay a zero-interest, 30-year affordable mortgage and will also work alongside the volunteers to build his/her own home through “sweat equity hours.” Volunteer work is expected to begin in early 2023 and anyone interested in signing up should visit www.hfhplymouth.org.
This project will be the latest in the affiliate’s drive to provide affordable homeownership opportunities to low-income families and, specifically in this case, to military veterans. The homeowner application is a multi-step process and will be opened in the near future and will be announced on the organization’s website, www.hfhplymouth.org/own-a-home. Veterans are encouraged to review the eligibility guidelines and apply when available.
About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth, Inc. is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission of providing decent affordable housing in the region. Their office, along with its ReStore, is located at 160 N. Main Street in Carver and the service area includes Plymouth, Kingston, Carver, Middleboro, Plympton and Lakeville. In addition to complete home builds, they also make repairs on existing homes that are essential for health and safety. An application process is required for those interested in becoming a Habitat homeowner. HFHGP is continuously seeking volunteers, financial support, and furniture/appliance donations to the ReStore. More information and volunteer sign-up can be found at www.hfhplymouth.org, and readers are encouraged to follow HFHGP and HFHGP ReStore on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-866-4188.
The 168-year-old A.D. Makepeace Company is North America’s largest cranberry grower, and a recognized leader in environmentally responsible real estate development and stewardship. Visit admakepeace.com for more information.