RE/MAX Prestige owners Andrew Armata and Stacey Alcorn making an intial $25,000 donation to forge long term partnership with Habitat for Humanity
Westford, MA April 19, 2012—A multi-year agreement forged in Westford today links more than 300 agents in Massachusetts and New Hampshire with Habitat for Humanity’s goal to end poverty housing.
The partnership includes plans for groundbreaking efforts in Greater Lowell, Worcester and Springfield building homes and community throughout the territory served by RE/MAX Prestige.
A project will also be selected to bring leaders of both organizations together to highlight the partnership and to participate directly in the building of Habitat homes. Agents and their teams will also be actively involved in the project through the sponsorship of Team Building Days on the home sites.
RE/MAX Prestige Brokers and agents have also individually pledged to contribute a portion of their commission to Habitat for Humanity to fund the construction of simple, decent, affordable homes.
RE/MAX Prestige Co-Owners Stacey Alcorn and Andy Armata, and Dan Bush, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell’s Director of Development formally recognized the agreement following a special presentation to the RE/MAX Prestige agents during their annual sales meeting.
“It is really important for those in need of a simple, decent place to live that all of our society works together to help solve the housing needs in our community. This partnership with RE/MAX Prestige will go a long way in helping us achieve the goal of eliminating poverty housing in our area,” Bush said.
“We are very grateful for this partnership”, Bush said. “The truth is that both RE/MAX Prestige and Habitat for Humanity have the same goal: We both are working to build a better community and we both want to help families find a place that they can call home.”
Andy Armata, Co-owner of REMAX Prestige said “Habitat for Humanity’s mission of community building, and community service meshes seamlessly with RE/MAX Prestige’s own mission for we too are always looking for new ways to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.”
Stacey Alcorn, Co-owner of REMAX Prestige added: “We also appreciate Habitat’s model of providing a ‘hand up, not a hand out’ and we are going to encourage all of our partners to join this effort.”
To guide the future of the partnership, Habitat and RE/MAX will form “Agents for Habitat,” made up from leaders from Habitat for Humanity and RE/MAX Prestige.
About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization which seeks to eliminate substandard housing and provide deserving, low income families, with decent affordable homes. Habitat’s success is through volunteer labor, donations and the help of the partner family. Habitat of Greater Lowell has built or rehabilitated 27 homes for families in need in our local community as well as 40 homes internationally.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell’s work to provide affordable housing has helped Habitat for Humanity International rank as the sixth largest homebuilder on Builder magazine’s top 100 list. With 6,032 closings in 2010, this is the second time Habitat for Humanity has placed in the top 10.
For more information, or to donate or volunteer, visit www.lowellhabitat.org
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International began as an ecumenical Christian ministry and welcomes people from all walks of life to work together, dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 500,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter to millions of people.
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