Perrysburg, OH, November 11, 2022: For the third year in a row, during the month of October (also Kitchen & Bath month), Cutting Edge Countertops ran a promotion resulting in a $14,415 donation to Habitat for Humanity. For every purchase made during the month, Cutting Edge Countertops donated a percentage of the sales to advance the Habitat for Humanity mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.
“We try to make a difference in all the communities we serve, and it gives us great joy to partner with Habitat for Humanity affiliate organizations,” said Brian Burns, Cutting Edge Countertops’ Co-Owner/Founding Partner. “The need for affordable housing continues to grow along with home repair assistance. There are a lot of people out there that need help. Habitat for Humanity comes through and leaves lasting impacts on families and communities as a whole.”
“We believe in their purpose and mission, as it aligns with our commitment to be a positive force within the communities we live, work and play in,” said Burns. “It’s important to us that our donation be utilized in our service areas to directly help local families. Cutting Edge Countertops operates in three states – Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. Our donation will benefit Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity (https://www.mvhabitat.org/), here in Ohio; Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County (https://www.habitatoakland.org/) in Michigan and Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity (https://indyhabitat.org/) in Indiana.”
All three Habitat for Humanity affiliates plan to use their donation to help a family in the Habitat for Humanity Homebuyer Program. The Homebuyer Program provides an opportunity for participants to own their own home with a 0% interest mortgage. To qualify for the Program, participants apply based on an inadequate current living situation, their ability to pay a monthly mortgage and willingness to partner to successfully complete “Sweat Equity” hours. Educational meetings also are included and focus on financial management and home maintenance leading to responsible homeownership.
In addition to stable housing and a great sense of pride, Habitat for Humanity has shown the benefits of the Homebuyer Program for participants and their immediate family as:
- Children of homeowners are 116% more likely to graduate from college
- Physical and mental health improve
- A family’s sense of dignity and self-reliance grow
- Wealth accumulation is possible and a legacy is passed on
This year Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity will complete 13 homes in Northwest Ohio, while Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County will dedicate 8 homes and another 24 homes are on track to be finished through Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity. Together these affiliates are making a big impact in lives of adults and children who will have a safe, affordable place to call home.
“The need for affordable homes is only growing and is vital to the health and safety of families,” said Michael McIntyre, Executive Director Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity. “Cutting Edge Countertops understands this need and is responding in such a big way, both locally and in the Tri-State area. We are so grateful for their gift and partnership.”
If you would like to donate to Habitat for Humanity, please visit www.cectops.com.