Congratulations, Dawn Elliot — recipient of the Habitat Detroit Mission Impact Award

Congratulations, Dawn Elliot — recipient of the Habitat Detroit Mission Impact Award 1200 800 habitatdetroit

Congrats to Dawn Elliot, a Habitat Detroit Mission Impact Award winner! Dawn is a Loan Officer at First Merchants Bank and has assisted us in six home closings (with one more pending)!

The Mission Impact Award is given to those whose partnership, dedication, and hard work align with Habitat Detroit’s mission of providing greater access to safe and affordable housing.

We’re grateful for Dawn’s immeasurable expertise and dedication to helping homeowners navigate complex details during closings. On behalf of our entire Habitat Detroit team, we extend our deepest gratitude to her for being an incredible partner. Her commitment and heart have truly helped us in building homes, communities, and hope in Detroit!

Thank You to Our Friends at Telsey Advisory Group

Thank You to Our Friends at Telsey Advisory Group 1200 800 habitatdetroit

Thanks to our friends at Telsey Advisory Group, a woman-owned banking and brokerage firm, for showing their love for Detroit recently! The NY-based firm has committed to work with different Habitat affiliates volunteering (6 volunteer days at 6 affiliates in the last 6 months!) and picked Detroit as a host for their recent build day.

During their day in Detroit, Telsey Advisory Group had local representatives on-site including a handful of their partners at Ford Motor Company, as well as two NY-based team members who flew in for the event. The large group spent the day busy building both physical structures and building its team’s comradery!

We want to thank Telsey Advisory Group for their incredible support. We can’t wait to work together again and continue to make big impacts and positive changes here in Detroit!

Meet the Rodriguez Family

Meet the Rodriguez Family 1200 800 habitatdetroit

A month after her home dedication, Pernella Rodriguez is thankful. What was once considered a pipe dream has become reality. Through hard work on her end, along with the support of Habitat Detroit volunteers and staff, Pernella is now a first-time homeowner!

Pernella shared: “I want to stand next to those who helped make this dream more than just a fantasy, more than just a wish, and the realization that it is possible to obtain. I want to grasp the safety, security, and a sense of belonging in my neighborhood and community.”

During her homeownership journey, Pernella often looked to others further along in the process for inspiration. But with her successful home closing last month, the tables have turned and she’s now the one inspiring others! To Pernella and the whole Rodriguez family, welcome home!

Barton Malow Provides Hands-On Learning Experience While Helping Detroit Homeowners

Barton Malow Provides Hands-On Learning Experience While Helping Detroit Homeowners 1200 800 habitatdetroit

Thirty-five interns at Barton Malow recently gathered to lay new driveways, sidewalks, and a back porch for homeowners in Detroit. The company worked with Habitat for Humanity Detroit (HFHD) on the project and donated the materials and time to make the improvements happen.

The work took place at homes located on Maryland Ave. in Detroit. One home is an existing site that HFHD has been making improvements to recently. That home received a new driveway and front walk. Another project the interns tackled was at a newly built home by HFHD, which now has a driveway, front walk, and back porch landing. Barton Malow interns also aided with wall prep and siding installation at the homes.

The learning experience, which included hands-on training to lay concrete forms and pour concrete, is the latest in the partnership between HFHD and Barton Malow. The company made a generous donation to HFHD earlier this year to further support HFHD’s mission of providing affordable, safe, and quality homes in the City of Detroit.

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