Lehigh Hanson's Princeton Quarry Donates $65K to Habitat for Humanity
Lehigh Hanson's Princeton Quarry recently donated $65,000 to cover the costs of Habitat for Humanity of Johnston County's next home building project in Princeton for a needy family. Employees at the Princeton Quarry and the area office have already volunteered countless hours on two previous Habitat for Humanity projects in the county."Habitat for Humanity of Johnston County is an outstanding organization with a proven track record of providing housing for deserving folks that may not otherwise have the opportunity for home ownership," said Alan Burnette, Director of Resource Development for Lehigh Hanson, Inc.Employees at the Princeton Quarry, led by Plant Manager Don Harvey, have been frequent volunteers on two previous house building projects, making the 2016 project on South Smithfield Street their third home project."Their commitment and enthusiasm for these projects inspired us to follow behind their involvement efforts with an investment from Lehigh Hanson for the sponsorship of an entire house," said Burnette."A wise person once said it's not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them that is the true measure of our thanksgiving," noted Habitat for Humanity of Johnston County Board President Dave Ferrell."We are incredibly thankful for Lehigh Hanson's ongoing support of our homebuilding efforts," Ferrell explained.Through donations of money and materials and volunteer labor, Habitat for Humanity of Johnston County is able to build a home and sell it at an affordable price. Partner families purchase the home with a no-profit loan and their monthly mortgage payments are used to build more Habitat houses in the Johnston County community. Since 1992, 22 homes have been built in the county.