Habitat for Humanity
As the owner of NuCitrus, a technology solutions provider in Lansdale Borough, Louis Lombardi created the website for Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County.
Lombardi, who attended a community breakfast March 21 to discuss the county organization’s proposed construction plan in HDWfiHOG BRURugK, VDLG KH may be willing to expand his relationship with the charity.
“I love giving back,” Lombardi said after the presentation at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Speaking to an audience that included representatives from Harleysville Savings Bank, Thrivent Financial, SKF Inc., Hague’s Christmas Trees, Esca Industries — a sand blasting company located in HatfiHOG 7RwnVKLS — )DPily Worship Center, Christ United Methodist Church, Trinity Lutheran, along with county Commissioner Leslie Richards, Hat- fiHOG BRURugK RIfiFLDOV DnG members of the borough’s chamber of commerce, Marianne Lynch asked for finDnFLDO DnG Ln-NLnG FRntributions toward the project.
“We’ll take cash,” said Lynch, executive director of the local Habit for Humanity chapter. “You can also donate time helping to build the homes. And if you can’t swing a hammer, we’ve got lots of other things for you to do.”
According to Lynch, the organization hopes to break ground on a twin home at 144 Penn Ave. April 27. She says the goal is to get both families into their new homes by Christmas.
“Fingers crossed,” Lynch said during the breakfast. “We’re working on some tight timelines.”
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She described the contribution, which must be utilized on their home or another Habitat project, as a requirement to prove their dedication.
The identity of those families should be made public before the ceremonial groundbreaking, according to Tobin.
Lynch said one of the two families — a husband and wife with two children aged 5 years and 5 months, respectively — live in the township.
A Raise the Roof social media campaign between the Harleysville Savings Bank and the local Habitat for Humanity chapter will help construct the twin homes, according to Tobin.
She said that for every “Like” on Facebook or every new Twitter follower the organization gets, the bank will donate one shingle to the project.
For more information on Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, visit www. habitatmontco. org, www. facebook. com/ habitatmontco or @habitatmontco.
Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County community engagement specialist Vicki Lilley, right, speaks with chapter leaders David Ochoki, second from left, and David Enlow, left, with financial leader John Kochel, center, during a breakfast in Lansdale where plans for a new twin home in Hatfield were unveiled.
Norristown resident Sanae Carey, left, a partner family member, speaks during a breakfast meeting of Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County in Lansdale. At right is Executive Director Marianne Lynch.