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Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk Concludes “Women Build Week” with Home Construction for Central Islip Family in Need

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Volunteers help build homes for families in need during National Women Build Week
(Central Islip, NY) Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk concluded its annual “National Women Build Week” with a home construction on Saturday, May 8th at 227 Calebs Path in Central Islip. The participants consisted of a large group of female volunteers from Nassau County, Brooklyn and New Jersey, and a family from the Habitat Suffolk Homeownership Program. National Women Build Week celebrates women and their passion and drive to help the communities in which they live as well as neighboring areas. The initiative reinforces the message that every woman can make a difference through learning and using construction skills. No experience is needed to participate. More than 98,000 women from all 50 states have volunteered at the nine previous National Women Build Week events.

In addition to the build that took place in Central Islip during this recognition week, work was done on homes in Bellport and Patchogue.

“Our initiative is the perfect opportunity for women on Long Island and the tristate area to give back to their local community,” said Lee Silberman, chief executive officer and executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk. “These types of events strengthen the communities we serve and we’re thankful to have so many individuals volunteer their time every year to this important cause.”

According to Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk, volunteer events like this one help raise awareness of the affordable housing crisis in the United States. The organization’s mission is to enhance communities by providing quality, affordable homes and giving a “hand up” to lower income families.

Chief Executive Officer Lee Silberman Recognized with Executive Circle Award from Long Island Business News

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Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk is proud to announce that Chief Executive Officer Lee Silberman has been recognized with the Executive Circle Award from Long Island Business News. The award celebrates c-suites, directors and other senior level executives who consistently demonstrate remarkable leadership skills and a commitment to excellence.

See the special LIBN Executive Circle Award Insert here.

Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk Raises the Walls on a New Affordable Home in East Patchogue

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(East Patchogue, NY) To commemorate the construction of a new home for Allyson Bowden and her four children, Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk hosted a ceremonial wall raise on April 27, 2021, at 507 Donegan Avenue in East Patchogue. The Island Outreach Foundation sponsored the new home. Others in attendance included the Patchogue Rotary Club, Town of Brookhaven Supervisor Edward Romaine, and Suffolk County Landbank Project Manager Matthew Kapell.

“From the bottom of our hearts, my family and I truly thank everyone involved in this wonderful program that puts a safe and sound roof over our heads. I can’t wait to see the smiles on my kids’ faces when we move in, make a huge breakfast and eat together for our first morning in our beautiful home,” said Ms. Bowden. “Without Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk and the other supporting organizations, none of this would be possible and I am eternally grateful.”

“In our mission to strengthen communities and combat the affordable housing crisis, today we took another step toward achieving this goal by starting construction on the Bowden home,” said Lee Silberman, chief executive officer and executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk. “We are happy for the opportunity to provide a home for a well deserving family and Allyson and her children are just that.”

As part of Habitat Suffolk’s Home Ownership program, Ms. Bowden will complete 300 hours of volunteer time building her future home and homes for other future Habitat families. In addition, she will perform community service and learn about financial preparation and home maintenance.

“On behalf of the Island Outreach Foundation, we are honored to continue our tradition of sponsoring homes for deserving families like the Bowden family,” stated Dave Knapp, president of Island Outreach Foundation. “It is always a wonderful feeling to see the community volunteers work alongside the families to build a house, as they begin a wonderful new chapter in their lives. We thank all of the partners in this program, who make the dream of home ownership a reality.”

Construction on the new home is expected to be completed in the late summer and will be celebrated with a dedication ceremony.

Golf Outing 2021

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Join us on Monday, August 30, 2021 for Habitat Suffolk’s Annual Golf Outing & Dinner in memory of Steve Moll at the Wind Watch Golf & Country Club. Reserve your spot today! Click here to register.

Steve was a warm caring soul that would light up a room with his sense of humor and wit. He was a dedicated husband to his wife of 26 years, Angela, and devoted dad to his teen daughters Jessica, 18 and Sarah, 16. Steve was committed to his community and volunteered for many organizations. His desire to help others less fortunate with his wood-working talent, carpentry, and home improvements skills was the driver for volunteering with Habitat Suffolk for the last ten years. He organized numerous volunteer build days with the Rotary Club and enjoyed bringing his family to help on site. His passion to help others made a huge impact in many lives. Steve will forever live in our hearts.

The goal of the golf outing is to raise significant funds in support of Habitat Suffolk’s mission of affordable housing and community revitalization. We look forward to a sold-out event! We can make that happen only with your help and support!

For more information & to find out about sponsorship opportunities contact dawnmarie@habitatsuffolk.org

Saturday, June 19, 2021