Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana helps families in Lake County break the cycle of poverty by building homes on donated land with donated funds and constructed with volunteered labor. Since their formation in 1986, the Northwest Indiana chapter has served over 100 families and helped them break the cycle of poverty and create a stabilized household environment. “We don’t build a home until we have all necessary funds and materials, so we’re able to build about seven homes every year for families throughout Lake County,” said Amy Blaker, Development Director at Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana. “It costs about $100,000 to build a home, so we rely heavily on partnerships with local companies and the volunteers who come to help.”
One of the local partnerships Habitat for Humanity has been able to rely on the past few years has been Ozinga. With a value of service, Ozinga believes in building better together, and this includes assisting non-profits. This year, Ozinga not only supplied concrete and building materials to the local chapter but recently sent out two teams of volunteers to help construct a home in Gary, IN. “Having big groups come out is the only way to build a house,” said Blaker. “We appreciate Ozinga’s dedication to not only donate supplies, but to also donate time.”
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