Lancaster, PA (Vocus) August 6, 2010
Homes for Hope, Brentwood Builders, and area building trades invite the community to attend a ceremonial groundbreaking on Monday, August 9, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at 1331 Willow Creek Drive, Mount Joy. The celebration marks the construction of a home that unites builders, subcontractors, suppliers, and consultants from the Lancaster area in the fight against global poverty.
Event speakers will include Michael Lennon, executive director of Homes for Hope; Rev. Leo Neff; Clair Hostetter, president of Brentwood Builders; Katie Nienow, director of development with HOPE International; Rich Brown, executive vice president of the Lancaster Building Industry Association; and Rapho Township Supervisor Jerry Swore.
The home will be built on behalf of Homes for Hope as a collaborative effort between Brentwood Builders and numerous area subcontractors, suppliers, and consultants. Homes for Hope is a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting the building industry to the alleviation of worldwide poverty through microfinance. The donation from the sale of the home will benefit HOPE International, a microfinance network dedicated to alleviating world poverty by providing financial services for impoverished families. The impact of HOPE and Homes for Hope can be seen online at http://www.youtube.com/hopeinternational.
HOPE’s primary service is the provision of small loans in 14 of the world’s most desperate countries. Starting at only $50-$100, these loans enable entrepreneurs to start or expand their small businesses, creating a steady income that will lift their families out of poverty. This unique partnership between local builders, trades, suppliers, and consultants will allow these building industry experts to have a worldwide impact simply by doing what they do best: building a house.
For more information on the groundbreaking or Homes for Hope, please contact Michael Lennon with Homes for Hope at 714.812.9390 or mlennon(at)homes4hope(dot)org.
About HOPE International (HOPE): Headquartered in Lancaster, PA, HOPE International empowers those living in need around the world to escape poverty by providing microloans, savings services, training, and mentoring to help people become self-sufficient. Working in 14 of the poorest, least-served countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Caribbean, HOPE is a Christian faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on alleviating the many dimensions of poverty – physical, social, and spiritual – through microenterprise development.
About Homes for Hope (H4H): Homes for Hope is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to generate funding within the building industry to support the work of HOPE International and like-minded organizations who are helping to eradicate poverty in some of the poorest countries in the world.