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

Tobyhanna, PA  –Monroe County Habitat for Humanity has received a $1,500 grant from PenFed Credit Union  to support its efforts to provide safe, affordable housing for county residents struggling to meet that need.

“This generous gift supportsour Home Preservation program which helps homeowners affected by low income, age, or disability make necessary repairs and renovations to their homes that impact their health and safety,” explained Kelly Kemmerer, Habitat’s executive director.

“Habitat volunteers can install new windows, replace non-working appliances, build ramps and repair sidewalks, replace roofs, and build handicap accessible bathrooms and kitchens to name a few projects,” Kemmerer added. “Homeowners contribute sweat equity,” she said, “but materials and supplies can be quite expensive depending on the scope of the work. We rely on contributions like this to provide the program and operational funds that allow us to offer this safety net to our neighbors facing economic challenges.  We very much appreciate PenFed’s generous and continued support.

Habitat is currently accepting applications for winter home repairs. For qualifications and additional information visit www.HabitatMC.org/Services/Home-Preservation or contact Kelly Kemmerer at 570 216-4390. Volunteers are also encouraged to contact Kemmerer. Opportunities are available for all skill levels.