The company donated $25,000 to Habitat and provided volunteers for new home construction and home repair projects in Mercer County
Hamilton, NJ (March 7, 2023) – A volunteer group from Freedom Mortgage, a top mortgage lending company, lent their hearts, hands, and hammers to Habitat for Humanity of South Central New Jersey to build and repair homes for local women in need of a safe place to call home. Their work in the community was part of Habitat’s “Women Build Week” and amplified by a donation of $25,000 to support Habitat SCNJ’s affordable housing initiatives.
Freedom Mortgage has been a longstanding partner of Habitat SCNJ. They not only provide financial contributions to our project, but take it a step further by coming out to our builds and putting in the dirty work, even with a crisp chill in the air and a blanket of snow covering the ground. In the past, Freedom Mortgage has supported Habitat SCNJ’s Veterans Build, so this was an exciting first for the partners as they set out to work together for Women Build Week. Volunteers focused their work on two construction sites; one, framing a new home under construction in Hightstown, and the other, refurbishing basement doors and replacing the stairs to the cellar, building a shed roof, and repairing soffits around a home in Hamilton.
“The team at Freedom Mortgage is so invested in uplifting members of the community, and we’re so glad to have them out on the work site during Women Build Week so that we may empower local women together. The impact of their volunteer and financial support will last beyond today and this event, and we are so thankful to have partners like this who help us continue our work of building homes, community, and hope,” shared Habitat SCNJ Chief Development Officer, Annie Fox.
Women Build is an annual Habitat event that seeks to empower women and help them achieve stability, security, and independence with hands-on learning experiences, financial education, affordable homeownership, and home repairs. The event invites members of the community to devote their time to help families build strength, stability, and self-reliance through permanent housing solutions. Women Build takes place during the first week of March, which coincides with Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day on March 8th. By spotlighting the homeownership challenges faced by women and providing opportunities for skills training and homeowner education during this time, Habitat and Women Build participants aim to send the message that every woman can empower themselves and others through learning and using construction skills.
Women Build is not just about supporting local women in their efforts to build brighter futures for themselves and their loved ones, but it’s also an opportunity to highlight local businesses that play critical roles in the communities Habitat builds in and serves women in their efforts to achieve and maintain homeownership. Companies like Freedom Mortgage amplify their own work as a mortgage lender as well as Habitat’s through their involvement in Women Build. The company’s support will bring more affordable housing opportunities to the community and provide women with pathways to move onward and upward from substandard living situations.