Ware-Butler Building Supply donated nearly $100,000 worth of vinyl siding to Habitat for Humanity to use for future homes in Maine.
“We came into a situation where we had overstock for vinyl siding, and instead of deciding to try to sell it, we thought, why we don’t give it to an organization that can actually use it?” says Emily Hodgdon, Marketing Coordinator for Ware-Butler Building Supply.
Melissa Huston, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Bangor, shares that the donation is well timed as they just completed a home in Hampden and are starting other projects.
“Supply chain issues have dramatically impacted Habitat, and the cost of construction materials is going up,” says Melissa. “Having a donation like this goes a very long way in helping us reach families and get them into safe, secure housing right here in our community.”
Eric Jolliff, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Bangor’s Community Engagement Coordinator, explains that the rising cost and availability of building materials in the past couple of years have been a significant challenge for their organization. “This donation from Ware-Butler is greatly appreciated and will be used by the Habitat affiliates across the state to construct houses for another 12 families.”
Ware-Butler Building Supply is proud to help Habitat provide for families and individuals in need. “At Ware-Butler, we like to pride ourselves in the Maine start-to-finish brand, and so, we help Mainers build homes and build up their communmily says.
This donation will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Bangor, Habitat for Humanity Seven Rivers, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland, Waterville Area Habitat for Humanity, Hancock County Habitat for Humanity, Waldo County Habitat for Humanity, Midcoast Habitat for Humanity, and York County Habitat for Humanity.