June 1, 2018

Ellen Immergut, Director of Communications
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Habitat for Humanity Partners with Local Home Builders
to Construct Two Homes in Five Days in El Cajon

Clark Construction and McCarthy Building Companies participate in week-long Home Builders Blitz

WHAT: From June 4 through June 8 2018, San Diego Habitat for Humanity, in partnership with Clark Construction and McCarty Building Companies, will build two homes – from the ground up – in five days in El Cajon.

The Home Builders Blitz represents a partnership between Habitat for Humanity and the building industry to build homes across the nation. Builders leverage their relationships with local subcontractors to build the homes a virtually no cost to Habitat. This is San Diego Habitat for Humanity’s eighth Home Builders Blitz; 25 homes have been built locally using the Blitz model.

The homes will be sold to people who qualify according to Habitat for Humanity’s selection criteria – a demonstrated need for improved housing, the ability to repay an affordable mortgage, and willingness to partner with Habitat by completing 250-500 sweat-equity hours before moving into the homes.

The official event kickoff is Monday, June 4th at 7am. Major construction activity to continue throughout the day/week.

Interviews and Photo Opportunities Include:
Lori Holt Pfeiler, San Diego Habitat for Humanity
Representative from Clark Construction
Representative from McCarthy Building Companies
Future Habitat Homeowners Sarah and Jonathan, recipients of one of the Blitz homes

WHEN: Monday, June 4, 2018
MEDIA WELCOME FROM 6:00am – 3:30pm
Opening Ceremony: 7:00am – 7:15am
Building activities continue throughout the day

WHERE: 585 Ballantyne Street, El Cajon
Directions from downtown San Diego: Follow 8 East. Exit Magnolia. Immediate left on Madison. Left on Ballantyne. Destination is on the right. Parking is at the Heartland Masonic Lodge at 695 Ballantyne, right next to the site. If you’d like to set up for a live shot, you may park on the street in front of the site, with hazards on.

WHY: Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Through partnerships with local builders, we can continue to serve more hardworking San Diego families.