Three houses in Roanoke and one in Salem built by Habitat for Humanity were dedicated last week. Dedicated houses were built in the Mountain View and Old Southwest neighborhood. One Roanoke house was built with the help of Advance Auto Parts employees. Advance also provided financial assistance to this project. The other two Roanoke houses were sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. The house in Salem was an anonymously donated rehab.
Here is the press release from Habitat for Humanity.
ROANOKE, VA, 12/10/12 – During one busy week and just in time for Christmas, Habitat will dedicate three of the thirteen houses for the Mountain View/Old Southwest neighborhood in Roanoke and our first house in Salem, an anonymously donated rehab. Habitat built ten houses in 2012.
• Dedication Ceremony: Wednesday, December 12 at 10:00 AM
o Homeowner: The Robinson Family of four
o Address: 428 Marshall Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
o Sponsor: Advance Auto Parts
• Dedication Ceremony: Friday, December 14 at 2:00 PM
o Homeowner: The Franklin Family of four
o Address: 62 Upland Drive, Salem, VA 24153
• Joint Dedication Ceremony: Saturday, December 15 at 10:00 AM
o Homeowner: The Jabateh Family of six
o 1340 Campbell Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
o Sponsor: Apostles Build Church Coalition
o Homeowner: The Swaray family of nine
o 1405 Campbell Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
o Sponsor: Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
About Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit housing provider offering new construction and home rehabilitation for low-income families. Work is financed through homeowner mortgage payments, private donations and proceeds from the Habitat ReStore. Habitat seeks to create safe, affordable housing for those in need and to make shelter a matter of conscience in the community. Since its inception in 1986, Habitat has built 179 houses for qualified families.
About Advance Auto Parts
Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts, a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items in the United States, serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets. As of October 6, 2012, the Company operated 3,727 stores in 39 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Advance Auto Parts supports a variety of non-profit organizations at the corporate and local levels and encourages its Team Members to become actively involved in various community-based charitable organizations. Nationally, Advance Auto Parts is a strong supporter of United Way and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Since 1994, Advance Auto Parts has raised more than $31 million for JDRF, including raising over $5.0 million in 2011 for diabetes research, making Advance Auto Parts JDRF’s number one corporate partner.
Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and on-line shopping for parts, accessories and other offerings can be found on the Company’s web site at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.
About Apostles Build
The Apostles Build is a coalition of churches working together to both fund and build a Habitat for Humanity house. Church partners include St. Paul’s Episcopal, St. Andrew’s Catholic, Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic, Bonsack Methodist, Cave Spring Methodist, Salem Presbyterian, Raleigh Court Presbyterian, New Hope Presbyterian and Second Presbyterian.
About Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is a not-for-profit, Fortune 500 financial services membership organization helping approximately 2.6 million members achieve financial security and give back to their communities. Thrivent Financial and its affiliates offer a broad range of financial products and services including life insurance, annuities, mutual funds, disability income insurance, bank products and more. As a not-for-profit organization, Thrivent Financial creates and supports national outreach programs and activities that help congregations, schools, charitable organizations and individuals in need. For more information, visit Thrivent.com. Also, you can find us on Facebook and Twitter.