Sioux Falls, SD (PRWEB) August 16, 2013
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls and Adams Thermal Systems celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for a new home in Canton, SD. The ceremony was held at 513 S. Main Street on Monday, August 12 at noon.
The ceremony included representatives from Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls and Adams Thermal Systems, which is sponsoring the home. The future home owners and their four children also attended the ceremony.
“The groundbreaking ceremony is the first big event for homeowners to let them physically see that the building of their home is underway,” said Niki Schillerstrom, Community Relations Director for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls. “In addition, the community support enhances the process and affirms our mission of equipping everyone to be able to earn safe, affordable, decent housing,” adds Schillerstrom.
According to Brian Denny, Human Resources Manager and Habitat for Humanity liaison at Adams Thermal Systems, “Habitat homes are by far the most popular volunteer opportunities that our employees engage in. Providing a home for a local family is particularly significant in a smaller community like Canton,” explains Denny. “These new homeowners are also neighbors that we see and interact with every day,” he added.
The new home in Canton will be the fourth sponsored by Adams Thermal Systems and the 120th house built by Habitat Sioux Falls. A total of 170 adults and 424 children have been welcomed into new homes since 1991 through the work of Habitat for Humanity, local companies, churches and volunteers.
Homeowners are selected by Habitat based on their need for housing, ability to pay a 0% interest mortgage, and willingness to partner with Habitat. Mortgage payments contribute to a Fund for Humanity, which in turn provides money to build more homes.
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit housing organization whose mission is to build safe, affordable, and decent homes for those-in-need in the community and eradicate substandard housing worldwide. To volunteer, contact 605-332-5962 ext 12 or volunteer(at)siouxfallshabitat(dot)org. To apply for a Habitat house, contact 605-332-5962 ext 25.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 600,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit Habitat.org, or follow us http://www.facebook.com/habitat or at Twitter.com/habitat.org or join Habitat’s blog community at Habitat.org/blog.
About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls builds homes in partnership with people in need, and then sells the houses to the partner families. Homeowners are selected by Habitat based on their need for housing, ability to pay a 0% interest mortgage, and willingness to partner with Habitat. Mortgage payments contribute to a Fund for Humanity, which in turn provides money to build more homes. Since its inception in 1989, HFHGSF has built or rehabilitated 111 houses with low-income families, providing 170 adults and 424 children with simple, decent, affordable shelter. Since the beginning of the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative in 2011, HFHGSF has completed 68 critical home repairs. ReStore sales of over $500,000 per year allow the affiliate to be self-supporting, and use all grants and donations received toward the construction of homes. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit siouxfallshabitat.org or follow us on facebook.com/SiouxFallsHabitat.
About Adams Thermal Systems
Adams Thermal Systems is a world-class company headquartered in Canton, SD which designs and manufactures cooling systems for vehicles and equipment across a diverse range of applications such as agriculture, construction, mining, military, truck, automotive and power generation. The 1,000 employees of Adams Thermal Systems serve and support customers globally through locations in Canton, SD, Cedar Falls, IA, Hangzhou, China and Meersburg, Germany.