DuPont partners with Habitat to help Midland families

DuPont partners with Habitat to help Midland families


DuPont has donated $35,000 to Midland County Habitat for Humanity to support its Home Repair and Preservation program to offer critical home repairs for low to moderate income residents in Midland County.

As COVID-19 continues to impact the nation and community, Midland County Habitat for Humanity is working with community partners to help homeowners in Midland County make critical home repairs and stabilize their homes. Home repair can be overwhelming and cause stress on homeowners.

The Home Repair and Preservation Program helps homeowners with low to moderate incomes restore and maintain their homes. Midland County Habitat for Humanity does not assist with projects that are strictly cosmetic but focuses on critical home repairs. Applications are evaluated with a “priority/needs-based” assessment of the property for all eligible candidates. Habitat serves as the general contractor and may complete repair projects in-house using staff and volunteers or hire subcontractors, depending on the nature of the work.

The Home Repair and Preservation program would not be possible without community partners such as DuPont.

“DuPont is a valuable community supporter and is a great community partner. They know the importance of having a safe, stable home and this donation will allow us to assist deserving families in Midland County,” said Jennifer Chappel, president and CEO of Midland County Habitat for Humanity. “We proposed repairing or replacing three roofs through the DuPont partnership. With layering additional grant and program opportunities we were able to replace four roofs and address additional repairs in the home for four families in the community. Through support and partnership of companies like DuPont we are able to alleviate the stress of a critical home repair for a family and also improve the community, a dual purpose benefit made possible by the generosity of DuPont.”

This is the second year that DuPont has collaborated with Midland County Habitat for Humanity. In 2019, DuPont provided a financial donation and its employees volunteered at build days for a single family home build on Rowe Court in Midland.

“I am proud of the partnership between DuPont and Habitat for Humanity,” said Tim Lacey, DuPont vice president and general manager. “The dedication and hard work that Midland County Habitat for Humanity does enables communities to thrive. They are not only building affordable homes for those less fortunate, they are building hope. I can’t think of a time when we have needed it more!”

DuPont’s support is part of the company’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity International, which began in 2019, and helps families and communities to thrive through safe, energy efficient and affordable housing. The collaboration not only includes product donations across North America, but also the time and effort from DuPont employees.

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Published at Thu, 17 Dec 2020 11:51:21 +0000

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