August 2, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Central Valley Habitat for Humanity Receives the Community Development Support Grant from Wells Fargo

5000 dollar grant goes towards funding for framing houses at Roberts Ct.

Bridgewater, VA – Central Valley Habitat for Humanity has received a grant from Wells Fargo to fund the framing portion of their second duplex build at Roberts Ct. in Harrisonburg. They were awarded the full requested amount of 5000 dollars to promote their Framing the Future of Families program that targets the framing phase of building a home.

Central Valley Habitat for Humanity has been working with families in the central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia since 1988 and have built 60 homes over the course of 30 years. The non-profit is the local Harrisonburg City, Rockingham County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.

Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in nearly 1,400 communities across the United States and in 70 countries around the world. Habitat for Humanity affiliates are local Habitat for Humanity organizations that act in partnership with and on behalf of Habitat for Humanity International. Each Habitat affiliate coordinates all aspects of Habitat home building in its local area.

The Community Development Support Grant will cover half the cost of framing the second duplex in Fall and Winter of 2018. Roberts Ct. is located on the North end of Harrisonburg off of Suter St. and is going to support 3 duplexes in total over the next few years. This will allow Central Valley Habitat to place a total of 6 families in the local community.

“We don’t just build houses, we build homes through the hard work of sponsors and volunteers,” said Kirsten Lambert, Community Outreach Coordinator for Central Valley Habitat. According to the grant, they also believe they are “changing the world. As an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity we tithe to support construction and disaster relief around the world. In fact, our funds have been sufficient to build more than 90 homes in countries with financial, physical and social needs.”

The awarding of this grant from Wells Fargo comes close on the heels of a grant they received earlier this year from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to build capacity within their organization. The previous grant brought on the Community Outreach Coordinator, and this new grant will contribute to successfully completing a home in the community.

For more information on Central Valley Habitat for Humanity, visit their website at centralvalleyhabitat.org or call (540) 828-6288 Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.