Builder Donates As-New Cabinetry from Six Model Homes for Future Habitat Builds
In March, the Pickens County (Georgia) affiliate of Habitat for Humanity sent a number of large trucks to half a dozen different Lennar Atlanta communities to collect six complete sets of never-used kitchen and bathroom cabinets.
Lennar Atlanta, a division of Lennar (NYSE:LEN), the second-largest residential builder in the U.S., regularly installs upgrades and new finishes in its model homes to show homebuyers the latest quality products that are available.
“This time, before carting last year’s product offerings away, we decided to contact Habitat for Humanity to see if they would be interested in our cabinetry,” says Scott Gold, Construction Manager with Lennar Atlanta at Danbury Farms, one of the more than 40 different communities that Lennar Atlanta has built in the metro area since 2010.
Even though an in-kind donation of this size is often a logistical challenge for Habitat for Humanity, Grady Hopper, Vice President and Construction Manager with Habitat for Humanity in Pickens County knew immediately that this was an outstanding opportunity.
“This is top quality cabinetry, and in perfect condition,” notes Hopper. “Using Lennar Atlanta’s donation in six new Habitat homes will lower the homes’ individual construction costs by thousands of dollars – which in turn reduces the cost of the mortgages. This type of donation directly benefits the homeowner. In addition, it helps save the environment.”
Adds Gold: “Our Lennar Atlanta team is proud to support Habitat for Humanity locally in such a practical way.”
About Habitat for Humanity – Pickens County
Habitat for Humanity – Pickens County is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. HFHPC is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. New Hope Acres is the group’s first multi-home subdivision.
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