For Immediate Release

Contact: Dr. Kelly Kemmerer, execdirector@habitatmc.org or 570 216-4390

Support Habitat for Humanity’s 7th Annual Celebration DinnerAnd Its Home Preservation Projects

Event to be Held at Kalahari on April 22

The new Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Pocono Manor will be the site for Monroe County Habitat for Humanity’s 7th annual Celebration Dinner on April 22nd, from 6-11pm. Proceeds from the event will support Habitat’s mission to provide safe and secure housing to all Monroe County residents in need.

Tickets for the Celebration Dinner, which features a silent auction and music by Terry, Terrance, and Harper, are $100, and may be purchased online at http://www.habitatmc.org/annual-celebration-dinner/ or by calling Habitat at 570 476-9846.  Limited sponsorships are also available.

According to Kelly Kemmerer, Habitat’s executive director, the agency is currently focused on home preservation, with a goal of completing 30 projects this year. “Home preservation allows homeowners affected by low income, age, or disability to remain in their homes by making necessary repairs and accommodations,” she explained. “Stable housing is about more than simply providing a roof over someone’s head; when people have a safe and secure place to live, they are healthier and more productive citizens.  Clearly this work strengthens both families and communities, and Habitat relies on community support to achieve its goals.”

“Supporting the Celebration Dinner is a win-win,” Kemmerer said. “You’ll enjoy a festive evening at the new and exciting Kalahari Resort and Conference Center and helpfamilies improve their homes and lives.We encourage everyone to join us in supporting this event and our work.”

Who qualifies for Home Preservation?

To qualify, a family of 2 must earn less than $4,100 a year, have homeowner’s insurance, and be up to date on taxes and mortgage payments. Monroe County residents meeting these requirements should contact Habitat for Humanity (570 476-9846) for a Home Preservation application.