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News » US » Nationwide blitz builds hundreds of homes in five days » published 11 Jun 2018

Nationwide blitz builds hundreds of homes in five days

Professional home builders and suppliers joined forces with Habitat for Humanity last week to build hundreds of affordable homes in just five days.

The eighth national Home Builders Blitz took place in more than 70 communities in 31 states. More than 250 homes were built, renovated and repaired in communities across the country.

"Home Builders Blitz is a testament to the commitment of local builders to invest in their communities," said Sue Henderson, Habitat for Humanity International's vice president for the United States and Canada. "Since 2002, professional builders have partnered with families to create positive ripple effects in their communities. We are so grateful for their skills, time and support."

Throughout the week, industry builders and suppliers volunteered with Habitat. Builders donate not only their time and skills, but also the funds necessary to support the work.

Habitat said that Home Builders Blitz provides an outlet to network with other builders in the industry to learn from one another and develop lasting partnerships with community stakeholders. Professional builders who participate often stay active with their local Habitat organization long after Home Builders Blitz ends through volunteerism, advocacy and financial support.

Home Builders Blitz began in 2002 in Raleigh, North Carolina, when local homebuilder Tom Gipson recruited 12 professional homebuilders to build one house each in a five-day period with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. Since then, more than 2,200 builders have participated in Home Builders Blitz.

 

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This article was published on 11 Jun 2018 (last updated on 11 Jun 2018).

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