Habitat for Humanity of Washington County Hosts National Framers Council for Builders Blitz

Originally published by: Habitat for Humanity of Washington CountyJune 12, 2018
by Amy Gulino

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Builders Blitz volunteers

Hagerstown, MD – Hundreds of families across the country built strength, stability and self-reliance with support from professional builders and suppliers during the week of June 4-8.

On Monday, June 4, 2018 Habitat for Humanity of Washington County (Habitat) welcomed a group of professional volunteers from the National Framers Council (NFC). NFC volunteers participated in Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz 2018 the week of June 4-8.

Builders Blitz houseThree groups from the NFC traveled to the Hagerstown area last week to volunteer their time, donate supplies, and complete the framing for a new duplex on Pope Avenue. Within the week, more than 20 volunteers worked tirelessly to put two homes underroof.

The NFC was established to educate framers, general contractors, developers, and insurance carries, and other industry professional about the challenges and the liabilities faced by framers every day. As a means to fulfill its primary mission, NFC has developed a comprehensive, industry specific, jobsite safety program.

Nationwide, hundreds of families across the country built strength, stability, and self-reliance with support from professional builders and suppliers during Builders Blitz. The builders and suppliers provided the labor, funding, and materials to help more than 250 families across the U.S.

“Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz is truly a testament to the willingness of local builders to invest in their communities,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “Since 2002, professional builders have partnered with families to create positive ripple effects in neighborhoods and make every day moments more meaningful. We are so grateful for their support.”

The event is supported nationally by Martin Marietta, Republic Services, Tarkett, General Shale, Glidan, Huber Engineered Woods, Masco, MaxLite, National Framers Council, Panasonic and Ply Gem.

For more information how you can make a difference in our community, visit us at www.habitat-wc.org or contact the office at 301-791-9009.

Builders Blitz volunteers lifting a wall

About Habitat for Humanity of Washington County

HFHWC strives to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat partners with low-income families, family members, and community volunteers to construct simple, decent, affordable homes, which are sold to qualified families with a Habitat no-interest loan. Community volunteers and donated materials keep mortgage payments affordable. Mortgage payments recycle into future Washington County housing projects. Homeownership has been shown to spur homeowners to invest their time and energy into their local communities, which strengthens families, neighborhoods, religious organizations, and schools.  Learn more by visiting www.habitat-wc.org.