Rollstone Bank Pitches In to Repair Homes with Habitat For Humanity
Employees from Rollstone Bank & Trust (RBT) rolled up their sleeves to help Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts (Habitat NCM) with one of its Critical Home Repair Projects in Littleton, this past weekend, by replacing wallboard and insulation in a homeowner’s basement.
The four-hour project involved repairs necessary due to water damage. RBT’s Community Crew repaired insulation, replaced drywall, and painted the ceiling to prevent future mold.
This project is an extension of Rollstone’s donation of $10,000 to Habitat NCM earlier this year to support the Critical Repair Program to help families living in affordable homes in the Leominster/Fitchburg area.
The Critical Home Repair Program helps low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the integrity of their homes and addresses the health and safety of the residences in a neighborhood, strengthening the community and preserving the affordable housing stock. It includes projects such as changing or repairing siding and roofs, modifications for accessibility including ramps, floor repair, window replacement, insulation and updates to meet city codes.
Habitat programs have a deep and lasting impact on the families they serve, which provides an immediate and life changing benefit. Applicants must demonstrate their ability to pay Habitat North Central Massachusetts zero-percent interest loan for the home and invest sweat equity of eight hours per $1,000 of loan amount on the repairs of the home.