Habitat For Humanity To Build Home In Princeton

Habitat For Humanity Princeton
(Left to right) Lehigh Aggregate employees John Belsky, Carl Rhue, Larry Newsome, Jimmy Taylor, and Don Harvey stand with Habitat for Humanity Board members Dave Ferrell, Brian Martin, Marvin Molina, Jim Fraelle, and Pam Fraelle during a $65,000 check presentation for a new Habitat for Humanity home in Princeton in 2016.

Habitat for Humanity of Johnston County has announced a new partnership with Hanson Aggregates Princeton Quarry to build a home in 2016 in Princeton for a needy family.

Hanson Aggregates, a supplier of cement, ready mixed concrete, asphalt and other building materials, has pledged $65,000 to cover the costs of Habitat’s next homebuilding project. Habitat  accepted the check during a ceremony held Wednesday in Princeton.

Employees with the company have already volunteered countless hours on two previous Habitat for Humanity projects in the county.

“Habitat for Humanity of Johnston County is an outstanding organization with a proven track record of providing housing for deserving folks that may not otherwise have the opportunity for home ownership,” said Alan Burnette, Director of Resource Development for Lehigh Hanson, Inc., parent company of Hanson Aggregates.

Employees at Hanson Aggregates Princeton Quarry, led by Plant Manager Don Harvey, have been frequent volunteers on two previous house building projects, making the 2016 project on South Smithfield Street their third home project.

“Their commitment and enthusiasm for these projects inspired us to follow behind their involvement efforts with an investment from Lehigh Hanson for the sponsorship of an entire house,” said Burnette.

“A wise person once said it’s not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them that is the true measure of our thanksgiving,” noted Habitat for Humanity of Johnston County Board President Dave Ferrell.

“We are incredibly thankful for Lehigh Hanson’s ongoing support of our homebuilding efforts,” Ferrell explained.

Through donations of money and materials and volunteer labor, Habitat for Humanity of Johnston County is able to build a home and sell it at an affordable price. Partner families purchase the home with a no-profit loan and their monthly mortgage payments are used to build more Habitat houses in the Johnston County community. Since 1992, 22 homes have been built in the county.

To learn more about Habitat visit www.habitatjohnston.org.