We are proud to kick off our 25th year of partnership with Habitat for Humanity by breaking ground on Habitat for Humanity Buffalo’s 300th house!
42 Wende Street will be the sixth home built by Habitat for Humanity Buffalo as part of the BaileyGreen neighborhood revitalization project, which began in 2016. The home’s future owners will put in many ‘sweat equity’ hours, where they work alongside volunteers to help with construction. As a family-owned business with a love for do-it-yourself projects, we are proud to stand behind these hardworking families who choose homeownership and stability with Habitat for Humanity – in Buffalo and beyond.
Valu Home Centers has been a proud partner of Habitat for Humanity since 1992.
We are excited to mark our 25th year of partnership with our 2017 Celebration Through Service! Thanks to the generosity of our customers, the dedication of our cashiers, and the advocacy of our media partners, Valu Home Centers has raised and donated over $3.5 million in the last 24 years. We support 19 different Habitat for Humanity affiliates, so that our donors know they are giving where the live. When you donate to our annual Habitat for Humanity fundraiser, Valu Home Centers covers the administrative costs so that 100% of the funds raised go directly toward decent, affordable housing for all.
Wende Street holds a special place in our hearts, because it was the site of our first Valu Crew volunteer event.
Valu Crew is a community engagement program that gives every member of the Valu Home Centers team to put their knowledge in action through service. Back in August of 2016, these homes were foundations with a lot of work ahead of them. Our Valu Crew volunteers spent their day putting in floor joists, resetting fill dirt, and taking on other tasks to help with construction. You can read more about the event and see photos here.
“All families are welcome to apply and as long as you’re willing to work – because you have to volunteer 500 hours – helping other people build their houses and then building your house. Then you pay back 0% interest mortgage which we help with grants to get it to a level that’s affordable. We’re here for whoever needs us” said Teresa Bianchi, Executive Director of Habitat Buffalo.
To learn more about Habitat for Humanity Buffalo’s mission to provide safe, decent, affordable housing to all visit their website at habitatbuffalo.org today!