ROOSEVELT, NY (TIP): Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined with Habitat for Humanity at an official dedication ceremony in Roosevelt to celebrate the construction of their 17th home. The new homeowners, the Walden Family, were present as well and together they thanked those who worked so hard to help them reach their goal.
“I commend the countless volunteers and good corporate citizens who helped make this home a reality for the Walden Family,” said County Executive Mangano. “I am glad we were able to assist with such a great program such as this that helps individuals achieve the dream of home ownership while also helping beautify our neighborhoods. I look forward to working with Habitat for Humanity on future projects.”
Through donations of money, materials and volunteer labor, Habitat for Humanity was able to build the home and sell it an affordable price. In addition, Nassau County assisted by providing $250,000 Federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds for this project.
The Walden Family has performed over 100 hours of sweat equity of their home and will continue to finish the required 300 hours at Habitat’s next build which is currently underway in the Village of Hempstead.