Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County (HFHVC) is teaming up with the realtor.com® Westlake Village office for the second year in a row for a Playhouse Build Day. The Playhouse Program is an effort by HFHVC to bring together local corporations, the community and Habitat volunteers to build and donate playhouses to local active duty military families.
On Sept. 14, over 150 realtor.com® employees will trade their computers for screwdrivers and paintbrushes as they team up and work together to build custom-made playhouses in one day. The teams will be constructing durable playhouses by assembling the sides, door, windows and trim, constructing the roof, and painting the structure in a theme selected by the child. Realtor.com® has made a donation to offset the cost of playhouse building materials and to fund the construction of affordable Habitat homes in Ventura County.
The completed playhouses will be presented by the realtor.com® volunteers to the military families at the end of the day for a truly unifying experience. To select the families that receive these playhouses, Habitat for Humanity partnered with the Ventura County Military Collaborative, a network of over 180 government and non-profit agencies that work together to assist the military and veteran community.
“At realtor.com®, the idea of ‘home’ is something that’s near and dear to our hearts,” said Marcy Greenberg, executive vice president of people for realtor.com®. “While smaller in size, these playhouses tap into the larger concept of home – a place where we connect with loved ones and build memories. We’re excited for the chance to give back to the military and veteran families in our community by creating something they can enjoy together as a family.”
What: Playhouse Build Day and presentation to Military Families
When: Sept 14, 1-3 p.m.
Where: Move Inc., 30700 Russell Ranch Rd., Westlake Village
For your chance to bid on a Habitat playhouse made from scratch, see information for our Dinner and Auction, Hearts & Hammers, coming up on Oct. 7 in Camarillo http://www.habitatventura.org/hearts-hammers/.
About Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County
Building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County is a locally-run and locally-funded affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Over the past 33 years, 64 new home builds have provided homeownership opportunities for families in need and hundreds of homes have been repaired, providing a safe, decent living environment for low income homeowners. The Preserve a Home program partners with low-income homeowners to improve their living conditions through home repairs. At Habitat for Humanity, we believe that everyone, everywhere deserves a decent place to live. For Habitat’s new home program, low income families are selected based on their need for housing, ability to repay an affordable mortgage, and willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity. We offer a “hand up,” empowering families who are willing to work hard to achieve their dream of homeownership. Each Habitat for Humanity homeowner invests hundreds of hours to help build their home, and then purchases it with an affordable mortgage. Habitat currently has enough donated properties to build 30 decent homes for families in Ventura County. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County, visit http://www.habitatventura.org or call (805) 485-6065, x 101.
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