Lake County Lifetime Resident and Pastor Receives a Free, New Roof
Bethel Church Pastor, Dexter Harris, is receiving the gift of affordable housing along with a free, new roof courtesy of local roofing contractor, M&M Home Remodeling Services and national shingle manufacturer, GAF. On Thursday, September 3 at 2:30pm, Pastor Harris, along with members of the congregation will share in the roof certificate presentation ceremony at the soon-to-be Harris Family Home, 1838 Adams Street, Gary, IN.
Pastor Harris has shared his desire to live in the same community he serves and finally after a year of uncertainty and economic crisis, the home is officially under construction. Local contractors, like M&M Home Remodeling, are stepping up to ensure the job gets done before the end of year.
“Words can never express our sincere gratitude for Habitat, the volunteers, and M&M Home Remodeling Services,” says Pastor Harris. “My family and I are looking forward to thanking everyone in person. We are home!”
Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana serves struggling, working families earning between 30 to 80% of the average income of Lake County, Indiana. It’s through strategic partnerships with local contractors, like M&M Home Remodeling Services, that Habitat is able to make the dream of homeownership a reality.
“Our organization exists on the pillars of building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing,” says Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana Executive Director, Dawn Michaels. “We are incredibly thankful of M&M Home Remodeling Services and GAF for donating their services and material.”
Partner families are required to volunteer 300 “sweat equity” hours to help build their home, as well as take a 10 hour financial budgeting course on basic home maintenance. Partner families qualify for zero percent mortgage through Habitat that includes taxes and insurance.
About M&M Home Remodeling Services
Proudly serving Chicago and NW Indiana since 1976 and now America’s Top 100 Roofing Contractor, M&M Home Remodeling specializes in exterior solutions, including roofing, windows, siding, and more. A true family owned and operated business with three locations, Crete, IL, Arlington Heights, IL and Crown Point, IN, the company is founded on fundamental values of drive, integrity, growth and generosity along with the expectation of providing a supreme level of customer service that truly differentiates M&M Home Remodeling Services. For more information, visit m-mcorp.com or call 708-401-9054.
About Habitat for Humanity Northwest Indiana
Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana is the leading organization that provides permanent, affordable housing to income-qualified families in Lake County Indiana. By serving qualified homeowners with an affordable mortgage, we help families achieve housing stability and improve their living conditions. HFHNWI’s operating expenses are funded in part by our two ReStores’ located in Gary and Merrillville through the sales of gently used and new home furnishings and materials. HFHNWI leverages our resources with community partners, collaborators and volunteers to keep our housing affordable. We continue work toward our vision; where everyone has a decent place to live. For more information, visit nwihabitat.org or call 219-923-7265.