Riders Raised Awareness and Support for Affordable Housing at South Shore Habitat for Humanity's 8th Annual "Ride for Habitat"
Weymouth, MA, June 29, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Cyclists from across the South Shore and beyond participated in the 8th Annual Ride for Habitat. This year's ride to benefit South Shore Habitat for Humanity took place last Saturday, June 21, at Wompatuck State Park, Hingham. Volunteers from local businesses, civic organizations, congregations and skilled trades people joined with South Shore Habitat to raise money and build awareness for their home building program. The riders chose a 50-mile, a 25-mile, or a 15-mile ride, winding through Norwell, Cohasset, Scituate, Hull, and Hanover. Following the ride, cyclists joined volunteers back at the park for a relaxing family-friendly barbeque with music by Ramshackle.
Riders raised over $25,000 to deliver simple, affordable homes to those in need.
According to rider Dr. Lisa Lewis of Scituate, “This is my third time riding to support South Shore Habitat for Humanity. I support the organization because I believe that everyone deserves to have decent and affordable housing. Having a home to call one’s own allows many other pieces of a secure and stable lifestyle to come together.”
To accommodate a wider range of South Shore Habitat supporters, Executive Director Martine Taylor, is considering adding a walk or other family friendly activities to next year’s event. “We thoroughly enjoy this fun beginning-of-summer day with our friends and supporters. Next year, we’ll offer even more activities. We see this as one way to raise awareness of how the community supports our mission of delivering simple, affordable homes to people south and southwest of Boston.”
Sponsors for this event include NFP, Sampson Insurance, Fifield Bicycles, and A Fork in the Road Catering.
For more information contact Jeanne Connolly-Horrigan, Director of Marketing and Community Relations, at 781-337-7744 Ext.12, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About South Shore Habitat for Humanity (SSHH)
South Shore Habitat for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to delivering simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with families in need. SSHH is based in Weymouth and serves 35 cities and towns south and southwest of Boston. Founded in 1986 as an independent, nonprofit organization, SSHH works in partnership with families, volunteers, congregations, and community and business leaders to help local families living in inadequate housing move into simple, decent, affordable homes of their own. Since its inception the organization has built 53 homes locally and has provided housing for more than 94 adults and 187 children.
Today, South Shore Habitat homes are located in Abington, Braintree, Brockton, Cohasset, Duxbury, Easton, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Marshfield, Medway, Norwell, Pembroke, Quincy, Randolph, Rockland, Scituate, Stoughton, Sharon, Weymouth and Whitman. South Shore Habitat for Humanity has two homes presently under construction in Hanover. Plans are underway to return to Stoughton later this year.
For more information please visit our website at www.sshabitat.org or call 781-337-7744, x12. You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates, opportunities and events.