June 2, 2014
Jason Copley, Anthony Bottenfield, Amy Kirby, Jennifer Budd, Bob Ruggieri, John Di Santo, and all four of our summer associates, Kayleen Egan, Gary Repke, Jacqueline Ryan, and Katherine Tohanczynat, participated in our first Cohen Seglias volunteer build day for Habitat for Humanity! The volunteer day was located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia at 424 W. Queen Lane.
The West Queen Lane project comprises four new Habitat homes built on a corner in Germantown that was vacant for decades, introducing more quality, affordable housing to a transitional neighborhood. Upon completion in July 2014, these energy-efficient houses will be home for four hard-working, low-income families who have completed Habitat's sweat equity requirement and are ready to become first-time homeowners. This will also mark 177 families who have achieved self-sufficiency through homeownership with Habitat Philadelphia!
Cohen Seglias volunteers installed exterior siding, worked on interior carpentry, and installed doors and flooring. You can see more photos of our volunteer day here.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer visit habitat.org.