FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2018
Ellen Immergut, Director of Communications
San Diego Habitat for Humanity to Dedicate Two New Homes in El Cajon
Houses built during 5-day Home Builders Blitz create affordable homeownership opportunities for local families
WHAT: San Diego Habitat for Humanity, in partnership with Clark Construction and McCarthy Building Group, is building three homes – from the ground up – this week during its 8th Home Builders Blitz.
A closing ceremony and home dedication will take place to thank sponsors and volunteers who made this exciting event possible and to celebrate the housewarming of two families who always believed that homeownership was beyond their reach.
The homes will be sold to families who qualify according to Habitat for Humanity’s homeowner 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 building the homes of their neighbors.
Clark Construction and McCarthy are builders who have leveraged their relationships with subcontractors to arrange for donated labor from hundreds of skilled workers all week. Building materials and event support donated by over 40 local and national vendors made the event possible, at virtually no cost to Habitat.
Interviews and Photo Opportunities Include:
Lori Holt Pfeiler, President/CEO, San Diego Habitat for Humanity
Chris Hillenbrand, Clark Construction
Brianna Lostaglio, McCarthy Building Group
Sarah and Jonathan, new Habitat homeowners
Frank and Angelica, new Habitat homeowners
WHEN: Friday | June 8, 2018
Ceremony from 3pm – 4pm
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.