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Kaleida Health Team Continues Work on Habitat for Humanity House in City of Buffalo

Released: 10/29/2020 2:52:38 PM

Kaleida Health is once again supporting Habitat for Humanity Buffalo in building another safe, decent, affordable home for a family in the City of Buffalo.

The Kaleida Health executive team spent the day volunteering at Kaleida Health's sponsored house on Rose Street in Buffalo on Wednesday, October 28. Click HERE to see photos of the team's hard work!

Kaleida Health’s sponsored house is located in the Masten/Cold Springs neighborhood, a community Habitat Buffalo has been working to uplift with a multi-year commitment. Habitat Buffalo first broke ground in Masten/Cold Springs with the support of Kaleida Health and M&T Bank in December 2018. Habitat Buffalo plans to build 13 homes in total and complete eight critical home repairs for families who currently live in Masten/Cold Springs.

Habitat Buffalo believes in giving hardworking families a hand up – not a hand out. With Kaleida Health’s support last year, Renovat Bashira and his family were able to achieve their dream of homeownership. Renovat worked alongside volunteers to build his home and complete his 500 hours of “sweat equity.” Today, he is proud to have a safe, stable home for his wife and four children. He believes a decent home will provide his family security for generations to come.

In this year’s effort to make homeownership a reality for another family in our community, Kaleida Health will provide financial support for materials, labor and energy-efficient amenities for the house. We will need your help to complete the volunteer hours needed to make the build a success. Construction will begin this spring once the weather breaks. Stay tuned as volunteer dates and sign up slots become available.

About Habitat
Habitat for Humanity Buffalo works to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through homeownership. Habitat Buffalo was established by a group of dedicated volunteers, concerned about the lack of affordable homes in the City of Buffalo. Seeking to create homeownership opportunities for low income families, Habitat Buffalo subsidizes the cost of homes through donations (both, monetary and materials) and volunteer labor. Families that purchase homes through our program are required to first contribute at least 400 hours of “sweat equity”, working alongside community volunteers to construct their home and the houses of other families in the program. Once approved, families purchase their homes from Habitat Buffalo by paying a low-interest, affordable monthly mortgage. For more information, visit www.habitatbuffalo.org.