Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity builds homes for low-income families.
Parsippany, NJ (February 21, 2013) Residents of the South Marshall Street community were recently visited by local State Farm® Agent John Pedrazza. As a good neighbor, John delivered a grant check for $10,000 to assist the Hartford Area Habitat For Humanity, Inc. in their quest to provide decent affordable housing to low income families.
From left: State Farm reps Jennifer Young and Travis Wattie, Agent John Pedraza, Agency
Executive Mark Pianelli, Corporate and Foundation Development Director Rose Vigdal,
Director of Construction Burt Mitchel, and Marketing Director Mary Nurse
Everyone deserves the opportunity to obtain the American dream of homeownership, said Pedrazza, and knowing that we have a hand in building strong communities speaks to the core of what State Farm is all about.
The South Marshall Street Neighborhood initiative is a 16 house building project and is one of the largest, most concentrated projects Hartford Habitat has ever undertaken. 37.5% of the residents living in this neighborhood live below the poverty line and typically cannot afford to purchase a home in the city. This project helps provide decent, affordable housing to those low-income families.
The check presentation was followed by a tour of the new property.
Arlene J. Lester, State Farm Public Affairs
Office: (973) 943-6524
Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity (Hartford Habitat) received its Affiliate Charter in April 1989 and serves the 33 towns of the Capitol Region in central Connecticut. Since 1989, HAHfH has completed 185 homes housing over 700 individuals in greater Hartford. We have focused our building efforts in Hartford and several of the surrounding towns. Although we expect that the majority of our building activity will continue to be in Hartford, we are committed to eliminating inadequate housing in all of the towns in our 33-town region. We have several active high school and college chapters and we are working with other communities to form chapters of this Affiliate in other areas within the Capitol Region that are interested in undertaking Habitat projects.
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