SKF USA lends a helping hand

SKF support the organization Habitat for humanity in the US

At the start of the project SKF USA presented a cash donation to the non-profit organization Habitat for humanity of Montgomery County for building a new home for an underprivileged family in the local community.

"A hand up, not a hand out" is how Marianne Albanese, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, describes the important work that her organization undertakes to help empower local families in the surrounding communities to make their dreams come true.

SKF USA has supported Habitat for Humanity since 2012 and in December 2013, the second house that SKF has volunteered to help build, was handed over to the new residents.

During six build days in the autumn, over 50 SKF employees volunteered with their various skills to help Habitat for Humanity build a new home for a needy family.

Many SKF employees showed up for the “Home Dedication" ceremony when the family took ownership of the home.

Recognized all the way to times square

They say no good deed goes unnoticed. This proved true for SKF USA when its sponsorship of Habitat for Humanity was put on display in Times Square for over 500,000 passers by!

About Habitat for Humanity:

Habitat constructs simple, decent, affordable homes and empowers hardworking, low-income families to become homeowners by providing no-interest mortgages. Habitat families build equity, gain stability, and enhance our county's quality of life.

Habitat has built more than 400,000 homes around the world, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 2 million people. Since 1989, the Montgomery County affiliate has sought to eliminate poverty housing in the local community by offering "a hand up, not a hand out" to hardworking families who otherwise would be unable to experience the dream of owning their own home.

In its 22-year history (2013), HFHMC has completed 57 homes, which have housed 203 individuals (including 133 children) in the county and were sold to qualified families based on the principles of no-interest and no-profit.  

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