Bank grant will help Greater Nashua Habitat to buy work vehicles

MANCHESTER – Thanks to a $2,500 Community Outreach Grant from St. Mary’s Bank, Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity will soon be able to buy two vehicles to support its work building and renovating affordable housing for local families in need.

The funds will go toward the organization’s challenge match funding to buy two trucks.

“In order to continue providing much needed services, we sought funding to help purchase two new-to-us trucks: one for our construction and building projects and another for our ReStore, a discounted building and home supply store that generates income that funds the building of more Habitat homes,” said Jennifer Skibba, GNHFH director of resource development.

“The trucks we currently have are aging and not cost-effective to continue repairing.”

GNHFH, a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, works in partnership with corporations, community groups, faith-based organizations and volunteers to develop communities with people in need by building and renovating simple, energy-efficient, affordable homes.

Habitat homes are built with volunteer labor and donated materials for low-income families unable to obtain conventional mortgages. Qualified families pay a monthly, no-interest mortgage to Habitat. The money goes back into building more homes for families in need.

GNHFH serves Amherst, Brookline, Greenville, Hollis, Hudson, Lyndeborough, Mason, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Nashua, Pelham, Wilton and Windham.

“The American dream has long been owning your own home, and thanks to Habitat for Humanity, that dream has become a reality for many local families,” said Tom Champagne, St. Mary’s Bank director of community outreach.

“We’re pleased to be able to help support this amazing organization, which not only provides appreciative families with the home of their dreams, but also helps strengthen the wider community as a result.”