Analog Devices Partners with Habitat
WESTFORD -- Analog Devices has committed to a multi-year relationship with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell to build affordable homes in the Greater Lowell/Northern Middlesex community. The partnership includes a series of “build days” where teams of Analog Devices employees spend the day out of the office and on a home construction site.
“Analog Devices is committed to the communities in which we live and work,” said Marnie Seif, chief people officer at Analog Devices. “We recognize that finding affordable housing can be a challenge in Greater Boston and we are proud to be part of the great work that Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell is doing to help families fulfill their dream of owning a home.”
“The financial support from our partners help fund the purchase of building material to keep the build going.” said Brenda Gould, HFHGL Executive Director. “Partnering with local companies like Analog Devices enable Habitat to build more affordable homes in our communities where the need is great. Our partners also provide valuable volunteers who will be donating their time to build these homes. It is a win-win as we join together to help families and make a positive impact in the community.
“Habitat Lowell is grateful to have the support of local companies and their employees. It is that much better when volunteering with Habitat fits into the company’s mission” said Kim Trainor, Director of Development for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell. “We are fortunate in this area to have so many companies eager to volunteer and give back. Many of the volunteers work beside the partner families, to build the home. In 2017, 1544 volunteers provided 23,184 hours and completed 1 home in Tewksbury, began construction on 6 more homes in Lowell and Westford, as well as completing 5 critical homes repairs for our seniors and veterans. Habitats model provide a hand up not a hand out. Families contribute up to 450 hours of sweat equity, take financial classes, a first- time home buyers class and pay a no-interest mortgage ensuring they are off to a strong start for homeownership” said Kim Trainor.
To volunteer contact the Habitat office at 978-692-0927, email email@example.com or signup online at www.lowellhabitat.org and click on the VolunteerUp button.