Midcoast Habitat for Humanity and Evergreen Home Performance are nearly three weeks into a collaboration that will raise awareness and funds to support energy efficiency and affordable housing. Throughout August, Evergreen will donate $1 to MHFH for every new “like” it receives on Facebook, up to $500. New Facebook fans have already helped Evergreen contribute more than $20 to Midcoast Habitat.
“We’ve always admired and supported Midcoast Habitat for Humanity,” said Richard Burbank, Evergreen’s President. The Rockland-based energy efficiency audits & contracting company has helped hundreds of Maine homeowners reduce their energy costs and become more comfortable in their homes. Evergreen has also provided expertise, analysis, and plenty of hard work during the construction of Habitat houses in Camden and in Thomaston.
“We’re dedicated to serving families by helping them fulfill their dream of homeownership,” said MHFH Executive Director Tia Anderson, “and building energy efficient houses that keep monthly expenses to a minimum is an ideal way to fulfill our mission.”
Midcoast Habitat for Humanity offers a hand up – not a handout – to local families in need by building sound homes that are affordable to heat and comfortable to live in. Selected partner families invest 500 hours of sweat equity into their homes, which are constructed with donated materials and volunteer labor. MHFH focuses on energy efficiency both in its new construction projects and by weatherizing existing homes. The weatherization project reached 10 Knox County, Maine homes last winter.
“Going ‘green’ was a logical step in our efforts toward sustainability,” said Anderson, “and we’re so pleased to have Evergreen as a partner and resource.”
For more information about Midcoast Habitat for Humanity, or to volunteer or donate, please visit www.midcoasthabitat.org. For more information about Evergreen Home Performance, or to schedule a free energy consult for your home, please visit www.evergreenyourhome.com.