A commitment by leading housebuilder Miller Homes to raise £100,000 for international development charity Habitat for Humanity, Great Britain’s new Hope Builders Campaign, will lay the foundations for the building of over 30 new ‘Habitat Homes’, helping to lift many people out of poverty housing.
Miller Homes is the first major housebuilder to pledge its support to the re-launched campaign, which is supported by the Home Builders Federation and aims to give those living in poverty housing a safe, decent place to call home. To kick-start its fundraising, Miller Homes has donated £30,000 to the campaign.
Chris Endsor, chief executive of Miller Homes, said: “We are delighted to put our weight behind Habitat for Humanity, GB’s Hope Builders Campaign during 2016. Having a safe, decent place to live is something many of us take for granted and we are in the privileged position of having the resources, skills and expertise to build high quality homes for many families to live and prosper in the UK.
“We recognise the importance for all families, no matter where they are in the world, of having a place to feel safe, secure and to build a future and by supporting this campaign we have a fantastic opportunity to use our resources, enthusiasm and determination to make a real difference to those who need it most.
“Throughout the year we will put our commitment into action, by organising a number of fundraising events and activities, giving a member of our team the opportunity to take part in next year’s London Marathon and enabling a team of Miller Homes employees to participate in a Global Village trip. We hope the money we raise will be enough to build over 30 homes and make a real difference to those stuck in the cycle of poverty housing.”
Habitat for Humanity’s focus is on shelter and recognises that home is the cornerstone of hope for those living in poverty. The charity works with established partners in more than 70 countries across the world to offer simple, sustainable solutions by working with the poorest and most vulnerable people to provide the support needed to help them lift themselves out of poverty by building homes and communities and restoring their independence.
The average cost of a Habitat Home is £3,000 and companies are being encouraged to join a story that will unlock the power of home for generations to come.
Meryl Davies, chief executive of Habitat for Humanity, said: “By partnering with Habitat for Humanity, Miller Homes is showing a real commitment to ending poverty housing across the world. We are immensely grateful for their support and delighted to be working in partnership with them as our newest Hope Builder. We hope other housebuilders will follow their example and get behind our campaign.”
To support Miller Homes’ fundraising efforts for Habitat for Humanity, GB’s Hope Builders Campaign, visit the company’s Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/Millerhomes or for more information on Miller Homes visit: www.millerhomes.co.uk