JOLIET – Will County Habitat for Humanity(WCHFH) and Dow volunteers began work on a Will County Habitat home in the Joliet area on July 16, 2016 as part of the company’s 2016 commitment to Habitat. Dow has been a supporter of Habitat for Humanity for over 30 years.
Lidia and Danny were the Antram homeowners. Danny sadly passed away in 2010. He used to live part time in the Antram home because he still worked in Joliet. Their dream was to retire in Tennessee.
Lidia tried to keep the home as a rental property, but she grew weary of being a landlord while living so far away. Rather than trying to sell the property, Lidia donated the property to Will County Habitat knowing soon a loving family will fill the home again.
Through its partnership with Habitat for Humanity, 21 Dow employees donated 118 hours of their time. Dow donated $20, 000 to assist with the next home-build. Volunteers came out updated the patio deck, assisted with drywall, primed, painted, repaired the fence and many other updates that needed to make Antram ready for a loving family to call home.
Dow engages in a holistic approach with Habitat, contributing not only funds and energy-saving insulation products, but also significant volunteer support. Dow volunteers work on Habitat construction sites, serve as board members for Habitat organizations worldwide, and share their expertise in energy efficiency and conservation to assist Habitat in creating affordable, sustainable housing.
Dow’s support aligns with its 2025 Sustainability Goals and its global citizenship mission to help build sustainable communities by providing access to energy-efficient, affordable housing.
In 2016, Dow’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity International includes 36 builds in 19 countries, helping Habitat homeowners achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
About Will County Habitat for Humanity
Will County Habitat for Humanity began building homes in May of 1988. Since then we have placed 75 families in homes in Will County. Its mission is to build homes for low income working families who would not otherwise qualify to buy a home. We build decent affordable home with an interest free mortgage.
Today Will County Habitat for Humanity is able to build 1 to 3 houses a year because of corporate and church donations, volunteer labor and in-kind donations. It builds because we believe that everyone, everywhere, should have a healthy, affordable place to call home.
More than building homes, Will County Habitat for Humanity builds communities.
For information on partnering, volunteering or ways to donate to Will County Habitat for Humanity, call Kimberly Leyva, director of community engagement at 815-714-7013 or visit www.habitatwill.org
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