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Lehigh Hanson donates to Habitat for Humanity

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Lehigh Hanson’s Princeton Quarry recently donated US$65 000 to Habitat for Humanity, to cover the costs of Johnston County’s next homebuilding project in Princeton for a needy family. Employees have already volunteered numerous hours on two previous Habitat for Humanity projects in the county, making the 2016 project, which is taking place on South Smithfield Street their third home project.

"Habitat for Humanity of Johnston County is an outstanding organization with a proven track record of providing housing for deserving folks that may not otherwise have the opportunity for home ownership," said Alan Burnette, Director of Resource Development for Lehigh Hanson, Inc.

"Their commitment and enthusiasm for these projects inspired us to follow behind their involvement efforts with an investment from Lehigh Hanson for the sponsorship of an entire house," said Burnette. "A wise person once said it's not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them that is the true measure of our thanksgiving," noted Habitat for Humanity of Johnston County Board President Dave Ferrell. "We are incredibly thankful for Lehigh Hanson's ongoing support of our homebuilding efforts," Ferrell explained.

Habitat for Humanity is able to build a home and sell it at an affordable price through the donation of money, materials and volunteer labour. Partner families purchase the home with a no-profit loan and theirmonthly mortgage payments are used to build more Habitat houses in the Johnston County community. Since 1992, 22 homes have been built in the county.

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