20 February 2012
Herrington's Presents Donation to Columbia County Habitat for Humanity
Executive Director, Columbia County Habitat for Humanity
Allison H. Neumann
Marketing Manager, Ed Herrington, Inc.
Ed Herrington, Inc. Presents $10,000 Cash Donation to ColumbiaCounty Habitat for Humanity
HUDSON, NY----Columbia County Habitat for Humanity President, Janis Smythe announced recently that Ed Herrington, Inc., family-owned supplier of lumber, millwork and building supplies, is donating a $10,000 cash grant to support Habitat’s 2012 building season.
“Columbia County Habitat for Humanity has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Herrington’s who have generously supported many of our projects by providing not just high quality, fairly priced building materials and products, but also free technical advice and cash grants,” said Smythe. “This $10,000 cash donation comes at a critical phase of our Columbia Street project in Hudson and we are deeply grateful to have the unstinting support and trust from a major business leader like Ed Herrington, Inc.”
Ed Herrington, President and CEO of the familiar, locally owned business, said, “Working with and supporting Columbia County Habitat for Humanity is not only the right thing to do for the community, but it makes sound business sense. Ed Herrington, Inc. has been serving building professionals and homeowners alike in the tri-state area for over 100 years and we owe our success to the loyal support of our customers throughout the region. It’s a privilege to have the resources to give back to the community through this donation to the Columbia County Habitat for Humanity.”
Brenda Adams, Executive Director of Columbia County Habitat for Humanity, said, “Our ability to help revitalize the community through our Columbia Street Campaign relies heavily on building mutually productive relationships with local businesses. Herrington’s is a leader in recognizing that when business supports the community, everyone thrives. We at Columbia County Habitat for Humanity are proud and thankful to be associated with the Herrington’s brand.”
The Columbia County Habitat for Humanity 2012 Build Project continues with the construction of two Federal style attached townhouses located at 240 and 242 Columbia Street in Hudson . These single-family, owner-occupied residences are designed for easy conversion to handicapped accessibility and to new higher Energy Star ratings for more economical and environmentally friendly heating and cooling. Along with two similar townhouses at 444 and 446 Columbia Street, which were completed in 2011, these new homes will be completed in February 2012, and will help revitalize the community and generate reinvestment in the neighborhood north of Warren Street.
Organizations, businesses, schools, community groups, or individuals who wish to volunteer at Columbia County Habitat for Humanity, visit our web site: www.ColumbiaCountyHabitatforHumanity.org, or contact Julia Rubel, Volunteer Coordinator at 518-392-2898.
ColumbiaCounty Habitat for Humanity
Columbia County Habitat for Humanity (CCHfH) (www.columbiacountyhabitat.org) is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Habitat brings together a community of neighbors and businesses to build simple, decent, affordable houses. The houses are sold to working families with a no-interest mortgage. Columbia County Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1993 and has built twelve houses in the City of Hudson and throughout Columbia County . Two new houses are currently under construction at 240 and 242 Columbia Street in Hudson , NY with an anticipated completion date of February 2012.
Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 500,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 2.5 million people. For more information, visit www.habitat.org.