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Covestro Donates $50,000 and Helps Build a House

Covestro donates $50,000 and employee labor to help build a house for a local family in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

This week, employees at Covestro in South Charleston, West Virginia, will join with Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam for a good cause: raising the roof on a new house in Charleston. This “Raise the Roof” project was made possible by a $50,000 donation.

“Covestro has been one of our biggest contributors – supporting our mission both financially, through its generous contributions, as well as through its employees’ donation of time and ‘sweat equity,'” said Shawn Means, Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam.

From September 25th through September 30th, employees from Covestro, along with professional leadership from Habitat for Humanity, will work to “Raise the Roof” on the new house. After bringing the structure under roof, the construction effort will continue over several weeks following the normal Habitat for Humanity building schedule.Covestro Logo

The new house will benefit a local family who successfully completes the partnership program required by Habitat for Humanity. In addition to a down payment and zero-interest monthly mortgage payments, Habitat homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor in building their house and the houses of others. In addition to investing their “sweat equity,” the local family selected for this home will also fulfill other requirements, including completion of Habitat’s Master Homeowner Program.

Covestro and Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam have a solid, long-standing relationship. Since 2004, Covestro employees have volunteered many hours of work in support of various Habitat for Humanity projects. To date, Covestro has invested nearly a half million dollars toward Habitat’s work in Kanawha and Putnam counties.

 

Habitat for Humanity’s Community Center

Community Center Logo Rental Venue

Are you looking for a rental venue to hold classes and meetings? Habitat for Humanity has the place for you! The John L. Dickinson Family Homeowner Education and Community Center in Charleston is a spacious and comfortable rental facility available for both public and private use.

The John L. Dickinson Family Homeowner Education and Community Center Rental Venue

The Homeowner Education and Community Center accommodates 200 people seated presentation style or 104 seated at round tables. The 2,210 sq. foot center’s maximum capacity is 225.

The community center is located at 815 Court Street — diagonally across from Greens Feed and Seed on the corner of Court Street and Piedmont Road. There is a spacious parking lot on site providing over 80 parking spots.

When looking for a rental venue to host meetings, receptions, workshops, and presentations, consider using the John L. Dickinson Family Homeowner Education and Community Center. The center is only 4.7 miles from Yeager Airport and .01 miles from downtown Charleston.

Habitat for Humanity’s Master Homeowner Program and Habitat ReStore’s do-it-yourself workshops all take place in the newly renovated center.

The Community Room Includes:

200 chairs
13 round 72” tables
4 rectangular 30” x 72” tables
Projection screen and ceiling mounted projector
Whiteboard
Kitchen (sink, fridge, microwave, Bunn® coffee maker) and wash basins
Public bathrooms
Wireless internet access
Local original art (shows change quarterly)
Storage closets for groups that have reoccurring events

If your event/meeting/workshop is open to the public, please let us know; we will help promote it by utilizing our website calendar, Facebook page, in-ReStore display and email distribution list.

For questions, please contact:
Janie Hamilton
304-720-0141 ext. 18
Janie@hfhkp.org

Community Center Rental Venue Floor Plan

Gain Real-World Experience Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity

You can help Habitat for Humanity eliminate substandard housing in your community.

It only takes one day of your time to make a difference for someone that will last a lifetime. Whether you’re a carpenter, an accountant, a school teacher, a student or a CEO — there is a volunteer spot at Habitat for Humanity for you.Volunteer

Do you want to learn some homebuilding basics, but you don’t have any construction experience? No problem. We have an experienced construction supervisor on our Charleston job site to teach you what you need to know to help with the homebuilding process.

Are you a group or a business that is looking for a project you can tackle as a team? We can help! Many people from all walks of life have volunteered as a team to help build Habitat homes. You will work side-by-side with your community to help make someone’s dream of home ownership a reality.

You don’t need any experience. All you need is a willing spirit and a positive attitude.

Volunteer close to home. Our current jobsite is on North Hills Drive in north Charleston.

You can click here to see our current volunteer opportunities – and register online – or call the Volunteer Hotline (304-720-4470) to learn more about how you can get involved with Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam. You can also e-mail our volunteer coordinator, Susan Keener, for more information – Susan@hfhkp.org.

Click HERE to make a secure, online financial contribution.