Pods teams up with Habitat for Humanity | Community Spirit
(WMC-TV) – Habitat for Humanity will kick off their International’s Home Builders Blitz 2012 in Memphis on Monday, June 4.
This organization is a nonprofit housing ministry dedicated to reducing poverty housing. This group has been serving the community since 1983 and has built 400 homes in the Memphis area and has funded 59 houses.
In order to continue to build homes in the area this group uses the help of volunteers and businesses. Pods, a storage company, will donate five storage pods to habitat for humanity. The organization will use the pods as containers that will store tools, wood and other supplies as the local home building professionals work alongside Memphis Habitat volunteers.
Kevin Sharp, manager for PODS of Memphis said they are happy to be able to give back to the city.. “This is an incredible opportunity for PODS of Memphis to be involved with a community outreach program,” said Sharp. “We are pleased to support the Home Builders Blitz and do our part to help less fortunate people have an affordable home.”
They will build five homes in Memphis Habitat’s Trinity Park development and these homes will complete the development’s 38 home community.
Emmy Award-winning television personality Steve Thomas from “This Old House” will be on site to work with local builders as well.
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