SKF USA lends a helping hand
SKF support the organization Habitat for humanity in the US
"A hand up, not a hand out" is how Marianne Albanese, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, describes the important work that her organization undertakes to help empower local families in the surrounding communities to make their dreams come true.
During six build days in the autumn, over 50 SKF employees volunteered with their various skills to help Habitat for Humanity build a new home for a needy family.
Many SKF employees showed up for the “Home Dedication" ceremony when the family took ownership of the home.
Recognized all the way to times square
About Habitat for Humanity:Habitat constructs simple, decent, affordable homes and empowers hardworking, low-income families to become homeowners by providing no-interest mortgages. Habitat families build equity, gain stability, and enhance our county's quality of life.
Habitat has built more than 400,000 homes around the world, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 2 million people. Since 1989, the Montgomery County affiliate has sought to eliminate poverty housing in the local community by offering "a hand up, not a hand out" to hardworking families who otherwise would be unable to experience the dream of owning their own home.
In its 22-year history (2013), HFHMC has completed 57 homes, which have housed 203 individuals (including 133 children) in the county and were sold to qualified families based on the principles of no-interest and no-profit.