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
“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
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.