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Braintree Community Rallies to Find Land for 5th Braintree Habitat Home

Braintree Area Local Partnership Committee will hold community meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Braintree Town Hall throughout the summer months.

Residents of Braintree and surrounding towns want to bring Habitat for Humanity back into the community. Together with South Shore Habitat for Humanity (SSHH), the Weymouth-based affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, local volunteers have joined forces to form the Braintree Area Local Partnership Committee (BALPC).

The BALPC is responsible for helping to identify land, recruiting volunteers, raising funds and building awareness to support Braintree’s next Habitat house.
Several members of the recently formed BALPC are veterans and past volunteers for the previous Habitat projects in the area.

South Shore Habitat for Humanity has built four homes to date, ranging back as early 1994. These enthusiastic members recognize the need for affordable housing in the community and they want to revive the Habitat mission for a local family in need.

To keep the community informed, and gather support from new volunteers, the Braintree Area Local Partnership Committee will hold community meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Braintree throughout the summer months. All are welcome to attend, learn and contribute their talents as we plan fundraising activities, outreach into the Braintree area and secure our next parcel of land with the hope of bringing another family into homeownership.

The group is also sharing information on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/SouthShoreHabitat) and on the South Shore Habitat for Humanity website www.sshabitat.org.

Other events where residents can get information and support the organization include next week’s Shaw’s Market Community Day on June 16th and the upcoming Farmers Market at Braintree Town Hall on Saturday, July 21st.

About South Shore Habitat for Humanity (SSHH)

South Shore Habitat for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to delivering simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with families in need. SSHH is based in Weymouth and serves 35 cities and towns south and southwest of Boston.

Founded in 1986 as an independent, nonprofit organization, SSHH works in partnership with families, volunteers, congregations, and community and business leaders to help local families living in inadequate housing move into simple, decent, affordable homes of their own. Since its inception the organization has built 51 homes locally and has provided housing for more than 91 adults and 183 children.

Today, South Shore Habitat homes are located in Abington, Braintree, Brockton, Cohasset, Duxbury, Easton, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Marshfield, Medway, Norwell, Pembroke, Quincy, Randolph, Rockland, Scituate, Stoughton, Sharon, Weymouth and Whitman. Presently, South Shore Habitat for Humanity has a home under construction in Norwell with plans to break ground in Easton in the fall.

For more information please visit our website at www.sshabitat.org or call 781-337-7744, x10.

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