Monroe County Habitat for Humanity Receives $40,000 From Sanofi Pasteur.

Stroudsburg, PA – Monroe County Habitat for Humanity has received a $40,000 grant from Sanofi Pasteur—the vaccines division of Sanofi, with US headquarters in Swiftwater PA — for its Home Preservation program, according to Habitat’s executive director, Kelly Kemmerer.

“We are proud that our efforts have generated this kind of support, and we deeply appreciate Sanofi Pasteur’s generosity,” Kemmerer said. “Our Home Preservation program, which allows homeowners affected by low income, age or disability to make necessary repairsto their homes, is our primary focus right now, so this gift is extremely important and deeply appreciated.”

“Sanofi Pasteur’s support of Habitat for Humanity reinforces the company’s commitment to help strengthen quality of life for those community members less fortunate,” said Ellyn Schindler, director, North America Social Responsibility and Community Engagement for Sanofi Pasteur. “Furthermore, providing decent and affordable housing ultimately creates stronger communities – from which we all benefit.”

“Habitat volunteers can install new windows, paint, and do what is required to make the home habitable and welcoming, while homeowners contribute sweat equity if possible,” Kemmerer said. “However, materials and supplies can be quite expensive depending on the scope of the work.  Habitat for Humanity relies on grants like these to provide both the operational and program support that allows us to continue to provide this safety net for our neighbors facing economic challenges.”

According to Kemmerer, volunteers of all skill levels are also needed.  She indicated that there aremany projects now underway, and there is always a need for folks willing to pick up a hammer or paint brush. Individuals and businesses interested in this meaningful and satisfying community service can contact Habitat for Humanity at 570 476-9846.

“It is only with the support of our community and corporations like Sanofi Pasteur that Habitat for Humanity can continue to build better lives for our neighbors in Monroe County,” Kemmerer concluded.

Please contact Kelly Kemmerer, Executive Director with any questions (570) 476-9846