This build season Habitat Central Arizona has plenty of new home builds and community revitalization projects to get done. Quicken Loans is partnering with us this week for the fourth year in a row to help accomplish this. The Quicken Loans Community Fund has contributed more than a thousand volunteers and over half a million dollars in donations that are essential to our new builds and community revitalization efforts that help Arizona families. This week we had an amazing group of around 600 volunteers over four days that were ready to work with enthusiasm. Whether it was framing, landscaping, painting or working with Sleep in Heavenly Peace to build beds for local children, everyone wanted to get the job done. “This is an event that our team members look forward to all year long, as they appreciate the ability to work alongside members of the community to make a lasting impact” says Laura Grannemann, Vice President of Strategic Investments for the Quicken Loans Community Fund.

This is the second year that the Quicken Loans volunteers have worked in Central City South, right near their Downtown Phoenix office. Habitat Central Arizona has started to build 30 new houses in this area that will be completed over the next 4 years. The construction of new homes gave the volunteers even more to do this week. Building safe and decent homes in Phoenix with partners like Quicken Loans Community Fund helps solve the issue of affordable housing in the city with the third least affordable housing in the country, and we truly couldn’t do it without them.

Quicken Loans Neighborhoods Week allows us to turn World Habitat Day into World Habitat “Week”. Habitat Central Arizona is ecstatic that Quicken Loans shares our goal of contributing to the community by working beside families to create a decent place to live. The volunteering the Quicken Loans team members do is the beginning of a better future for the families and the community. The work they are doing in Central City South is right next door to the Quicken Loans office, and neighbors helping neighbors is a huge part of World Habitat Day.

 

 

 

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