Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity recently received a check from PPL Corp. for $5,000 that will support the creation of a home for a local family in need.
"Much is said about corporate leadership these days. But when a growing and dynamic company dedicates financial resources to support its local communities, we should all pause and say thanks," said Earl Kinter, president of the Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity's board of directors. "Thank you, PPL, for continuing to make a difference."
PPL has provided $15,000 in recent years to support Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity, which has erected 48 homes in local communities since its creation in 1985.
Shown is Tery MacBride of PPL Corp., left, presenting a check to Earl Kinter, Habitat for Humanity board president.
"It is a tremendous honor for PPL to continue to support a program that meets a vital and basic need in our community," said Teri MacBride, regional community relations director. "To see a family move into one of these homes is truly rewarding for our company, which prides itself on supporting the community."
Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner (partner families).
Habitat houses are sold to qualifying partner families at no profit, financed with affordable, no-interest loans.
The homeowners' monthly mortgage payments are recycled into a revolving fund that is used to build more houses and create more home ownership possibilities in the community.
PPL Corp. is one of the largest companies in the nation's utility sector.
The PPL family of companies delivers electricity and natural gas to about 10 million customers in the United States and the United Kingdom.