Habitat for Humanity Needs Your Support

As published by the wonderful ladies over at Green Piece Indy:

Greenhouse Effect

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][green-hous ih-fekt] –noun The phenomenon whereby the kindness and goodwill of one organization is trapped within the atmosphere and causes warmth and compassion throughout a system resulting in a green house.

This summer, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis will attempt to build the state’s first low-income home to bear the prestigious LEED Platinum moniker. LEED Platinum certification is the highest designation a home or building can receive from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design program. From Energy Star appliances and a tankless water heater to a solar powered attic fan, CFLs, and native plants galore, this place will truly be green from the ground up.

Construction on the 1,350-square foot home, located near downtown in the historic Cottage Home neighborhood, is scheduled to begin on July 21, and a dedication ceremony will be held on September 3…but not without your help. Habitat is currently about $20,000 short of its fundraising goal. When we heard about the organization’s green initiatives and the Pye family (the home’s future owners), we couldn’t help but lend our support. Giving is easy through our secure PayPal link. Or, if you’re more of the hands-on type, consider rounding up a group of friends, colleagues, or classmates to volunteer at the building site. You can also donate items to be used in the house, or drop off gently used home and building supplies at the Habitat ReStore.

Rome wasn’t built in a day, friends. Then again, Rome didn’t have your Brangelina-like sense of compassion and generosity on its side. With your help, we can create a greener environment for one Indianapolis family – and the planet.

Piece out,
Renee & Meghan

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