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Contact Kelly Kemmerer at 570 476-9846 or execdirector@habitatmc.org

Monroe County Habitat for Humanity Receives Grant From Local Church

Stroudsburg, PA –Monroe County Habitat for Humanity has received a $2,000 grant from the First Presbyterian Church of Stroudsburg to support its efforts to provide affordable housing for county residents struggling to meet that need.

According to Jane Koeble, chair of the church’s Mission Committee, First Presbyterian has a long history of supporting affordable housing because it contributes to the well-being of both parents and children, frees up budget funds to spend on other necessities such as food, clothing and health care, and is important to the economic vitality of the community.  The church is pleased to support Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to provide affordable housing because it has “a reputation for assisting with this need in Monroe County and abroad,” she said.

“This is a most generous gift from a church,” said Kelly Kemmerer, Habitat’s executive director.  “It will be very helpful as we continue to focus on our home preservation efforts which allow homeowners affected by low income, age, or disability to make necessary repairs and renovations to their homes.  Habitat volunteers can install new windows, paint, and make whatever repairs and accommodations are required to make the home habitable and welcoming.  Homeowners contribute sweat equity,” she continued, “but materials and supplies can be quite expensive depending on the scope of the work.  We rely on grants like this to provide both program and operational funds that allow us to continue to offer this safety net to our neighbors facing economic challenges. We are most grateful to the congregation of the First Presbyterian Church for their leadership and support.”

Kemmerer says volunteers of all skill levels are always needed. If you’re interested in picking up a hammer or paint brush and participating in meaningful and satisfying community service, reach out to Habitat for Humanity at 570 476-9846.