Habitat for Humanity NCM Launches $25K In 25 Days Campaign to Lay Foundation for Henry Street Build in Fitchburg

50-henry-streetHabitat for Humanity North Central MA announced the launch of its “$25K in 25 Days” campaign with funds raised going toward its latest building project at 50 Henry Street, Fitchburg.  The funds raised during this targeted campaign will be used to install the foundation at the build site before the winter season.

Habitat NCM Executive Director Carolyn Read added that this event is critical to the success of the Henry Street build and that the organization has been promised a matching gift of $10,000 from an anonymous donor, to go toward the campaign goal, once the first $15,000 in donations and gifts has been raised.

Information meetings have begun for the home, and families from the North Central MA region are beginning the application process for the Henry Street property.  Partner homeowner families are required to invest sweat equity of 200 hours for a one-adult household or 350 hours for a two-adult household.  Partner families usually exceed the sweat equity requirement and oftentimes put in upwards of 400+ volunteer hours with Habitat while working on their homes.

The $25K in 25 Days campaign is an integral part of Habitat for Humanity North Central MA’s strategic fundraising plan and a major component of its End-of-Year development plan.  The organization encourages local businesses and banks in its 25-town service area to participate in this important fundraising event.  To learn more about the $25K in 25 Days campaign, please contact Carolyn Read, Executive Director at (978) 348-2749, ext. 206.  To learn more about Habitat for Humanity North Central MA, please visit the organization’s web site at ncmhabitat.org.

Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts is a non-profit housing ministry that builds simple, decent houses with people in need. It is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, serving 25 towns and cities in north central Massachusetts, including Acton, Ashburnham, Ashby, Ayer, Berlin, Bolton, Boxborough, Clinton, Fitchburg, Gardner, Groton, Harvard, Hudson, Lancaster, Littleton, Lunenburg, Leominster, Maynard, Pepperell, Princeton, Shirley, Sterling, Stow, Townsend, and Westminster.  Habitat NCM also operates the Leominster ReStore which raises funds through the sale of discounted or recycled materials and furniture.