Frank Romeo, vice president of the UPS Foundation, presented Russ Hayes, CEO of Habitat for Humanity–North Central Georgia, with an $80,000 check to help build a Habitat home.
The UPS/Habitat home will be located in the Villages of Park Creek neighborhood, located on the border of North Fulton and Cherokee County. Construction will start in June and UPS employees will provide all of the volunteer labor to build the home.
UPS has been a longtime supporter of Habitat North Central Georgia and has been responsible to providing affordable housing to many local families.
Habitat for Humanity–North Central Georgia, based in Roswell, is a non-profit, Christian housing ministry that builds simple, decent homes for purchase by low income families who demonstrate a capacity for responsible homeownership. Since its inception in 1995, 222 homes have been completed and more than 825 family members have been served in North Fulton, Cherokee and Forsyth/Dawson counties.
Each family is required to attend 10 educational classes and perform 300 sweat equity hours. Families earn between 25 percent and 60 percent of the Atlanta area median income and purchase their homes from Habitat which provides them with a 25-year, no-interest loan.
Family members work side by side with the volunteers, sponsors, and Habitat staff to build their homes.