When Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County (HFHGCC) dedicated its newest home on June 11, Restek Corporation received a special mention.
“With the support of organizations like Restek, our work is possible. Restek provided not only financial support, which is crucial to fund our safe and affordable housing, but also provided team members to our build site to give their time and talent. With the support of Restek, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County is able to make another house into a home for a deserving family in Centre County,” said Stephanie Fost, HFHGCC Executive Director.
The home, located in Bellefonte, marked more than 60 families placed by Habitat in Centre County. Volunteers gave more than 3,000 hours, and the future homeowners put in over 450 hours of their own sweat equity into the home.
Restek encourages its employees to volunteer and permits exchanging four hours of work for volunteer work each month. One of those volunteers for the home build was Jason Martin, a Restek senior purchasing agent.
“I feel fortunate to work for a company that encourages their employees to help in their community. This was a perfect opportunity for me to contribute directly to the community that I lived in most of my life. Habitat for Humanity is a great organization with a great purpose, run by extraordinary people that truly care about the families they are providing these homes for. I’m sure I speak for the entire Restek team when I say it was a very rewarding experience,” he said.
Restek’s relationship with HFHGCC began many years ago and is currently championed by Mike Wittrig, Senior Column R&D Manager.
“Research shows that when families own a home, it makes all the difference in the world and stabilizes their life. It’s great that Restek helps support something like that, and I’m happy to play a small role,” Wittrig said.
For more information about Habitat for Humanity Great Centre County visit www.habitatgcc.org