Troy, OH, April 5, 2016 – Habitat for Humanity announced today that Airstream, Inc., makers of the iconic silver-bullet travel trailers, is sponsoring a Habitat “Build” in Jackson Center, Ohio. Airstream will provide $80,000 in sponsorship funding for the build, which is scheduled to take place later this year.
In addition to providing financial support, Airstream will coordinate volunteer recruitment for the project and document the build with photography and video assets. Airstream will also provide public relations support and plan the groundbreaking and dedication ceremonies.
“Airstream feels it is important to support and give back to our local community where many of our associates live and raise their families,” said Bob Wheeler, president of Airstream. “We are proud to support Habitat for Humanity’s ‘Build’ in Jackson Center and hope this project will not be our last.”
People from Miami and Shelby County and all over the world partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.
Habitat has secured property for the “Build” in Jackson Center. Habitat is able to make homeownership affordable by offering mortgage loans with flexible terms and zero-interest or zero-equivalent, to low-to-moderate (LMI) families. Monthly payments are recycled back into the affiliate, which helps support the long-term sustainability of Habitat’s programs.
“We are excited about the opportunity to have Airstream and the Jackson Center community be a part of this first Shelby County Build since the affiliates consolidated in 2015,” said William Horstman, executive director at Habitat for Humanity of Miami and Shelby Counties, Ohio. “We hope to engage interested civic, religious and governmental parties in this endeavor.”
Habitat is looking for a seasoned construction site-supervisor and knowledgeable group of three to five volunteers to serve as the on-site construction project management team for the “Build.” This team will be assisted by Habitat’s construction committee. Contact the Habitat office directly (937-332-3763) to become a member of the Shelby County Construction Team.
Applications for housing are being accepted until June 1, 2016. The application form and cover letter are available at www.hfhmco.org. Please, print, complete and submit to the Habitat office.
Airstream associates interested in applying for housing should contact their Human Resource department.