Lessard Builders Partners With Habitat for Humanity For Delaware Home Builders Blitz Build For Delaware home builder Brian Lessard giving back the community has always been a priority. Over the years he has worked with numerous non-profits within the Delaware community through with local schools, organizations such as Harvest Years Senior Center, Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Wilmington and in most recent years, Habitat for Humanity. “I enjoy working with Habitat for Humanity because everything you do is local in the Delaware community and as an individual you actually see your effort making a difference in your backyard. Habitat for Humanity has evolved into a niche non-profit for me because the required skills to give back to the community and resources are directly related to the new construction industry while helping others succeed.” – Brian Lessard, Lessard Builders The Lessard Builders Team has worked with both the Kent County and Sussex County Delaware Habitat for Humanity chapters through various Women Builds, Delaware Home Builders Blitz Builds and every day new home construction builds. Most recently, Brian’s rewarding experience working with Habitat for Humanity has influenced him become the President of the local Central Delaware chapter and become a major home builder partner in Central Delaware’s first Home Builders Blitz Build.
The Home Builders Blitz Build is an exciting opportunity for Habitat for Humanity affiliates and professional builders to partner together to build new homes across the United States. The “blitz” part of the Home Builders Blitz is that the homes are built quickly – within a 5 to 10 day time frame! Welcomed by the industry, the Home Builders Blitz is an opportunity that gives new construction professionals an opportunity to work together, give back and build homes within their community – in a timely manner that they can fit into their schedule. Central Delaware Home Builders Blitz: Two Homes. Two Families. One Week! Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity plans to build two homes in downtown Dover, Delaware in one week. Brian Lessard is overseeing the project in the planning stages as President and acting as the home builder for one of the Builders Blitz homes in downtown Dover. The second home will be built by Habitat for Humanity construction volunteers and local contractors. The 2015 Home Builders Blitz houses are part of a total of five proposed Habitat for Humanity new construction homes in downtown Dover and part of two recent community development support programs, the Downtown Development District designation and the newly created Strong Neighborhoods Housing Fund. Together these initiatives will work together with Habitat for Humanity to build and strengthen neighborhoods in downtown Dover. Central Delaware Home Builders Blitz: Dover, Delaware June 8-12, 2015 Home Builders Blitz is an exciting opportunity for Delaware Habitat for Humanity affiliates and professional builders to partner together to build new homes. Watch highlights from the Home Builders Blitz 2014, where professional builders across the United States partnered with Habitat to construct more than 250 new homes: Get Involved! If you’re a contractor interested in participating in the Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity Home Builders Blitz – please do not hesitate to contact us! If you’re not a contractor and you’d like to join the fun – you can! Volunteers and vendors are still needed. Call Habitat for Humanity at (302) 526-2364 or Lessard Builders at (302) 698-1091. Habitat For Humanity Vision: A World Where Everyone Has A Decent Place To Live Habitat for Humanity new homes are built for homeowners that meet specific qualifications. Habitat homes are not given away – to qualify families must live in substandard housing, earn less than 60% of the local median income, contribute 250 sweat equity hours, and purchase the home through a no-interest loan. Habitat does more than build affordable houses – it builds stronger, more stable families.
- Becoming a homeowner achieves many of the following positive outcomes:
- Developments a sense of community
- Improves the outcome of children’s education
- Improves the family’s health, many Habitat partner homeowners previously lived in substandard conditions with mold and additional health risks.
- Builds self-esteem and creates a sense of pride
- Develops greater financial independence and wealth accumulation
- Provides an education for home maintenance skills
The Lessard Builders team is looking forward to a full week of intense, efficient home building for a good cause! Stay tuned for more Delaware Home Builders Blitz news. If interested in joining the Lessard Builders team for a future Habitat for Humanity Home Build, please email at [email protected].
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