ITT Supports Habitat for Humanity House

We are pleased to announce that ITT Aerospace/Communications is helping sponsor a Habitat for Humanity house to be built in Fort Wayne, Indiana!

Habitat for Humanity
Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity is one of 1,400 affiliated groups in the United States and Canada working at a grass-roots level to eliminate poverty housing. Contributed funds buy building materials and donated labor builds new or rehabilitates existing homes. These are then sold at no-profit and no-interest to partner families. Funding comes from individuals, churches, corporations, foundations and other community organizations moved by concern and compassion to help those in need. Mortgage payments are returned to a Fund for Humanity and recycled to build additional houses.

Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity was established in 1987 and has constructed over 50 houses. Typical homes are single-floor, 3-bedroom and approximately 1,000 square feet. Costs to construct a home are $50,000. All donations are tax deductible as Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity is incorporated as a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status.

What is needed now?
The first phase of the project is to raise the $50,000 required to construct a Habitat house.

To kick off the fund-raising effort, ITT has donated $10,000!

ITT employees are being asked to donate funds toward raising the remaining $40,000. The goal is to have the money raised by August 1 so that the house can be constructed during August and September of 2001. Please help us achieve this ambitious goal!

There are several ways to donate money to the ITT Habitat for Humanity house. The easiest way is to visit any branch of the ITT Employees Federal Credit Union where an account has been established to accept donations. Just mention the ITT Habitat for Humanity house and your contribution will be deposited into this special account with a receipt provided for your records.

You can also donate money on-line via credit card by visiting the Habitat for Humanity International website at www.habitat.org and then clicking the "Donate Online" link. If you use this donation method, PLEASE make sure you enter "Fort Wayne, Indiana, ITT house" in the box under "Good Stewardship of Funds".

Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity may accept "in kind" donations of construction materials and supplies for the ITT Habitat house. You should contact Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity at 219-420-9919 to determine if your donation can be credited toward the ITT Habitat house fund raising.

Can I help build the house?
Yes! Habitat for Humanity houses are built by volunteers with a wide range of skill levels. The construction schedule usually lasts six weeks, with Saturday being the principal workday.

All ITT employees in Fort Wayne will be given the opportunity to volunteer in the construction of the ITT Habitat house.

Construction volunteer and signup information will be distributed as soon as the fund-raising effort is near completion.

 

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