It’s an incredible thing when a for-profit company can align itself closely with a non-profit company that shares its unique values. This was the recent case when Green Structure Homes of Alabama aligned itself with Habitat for Humanity to generously donate $100,000 in supplies for Habitat to continue its mission to build homes. Green Structure Homes (GSH) of Alabama was founded in 2008 by Barbara Stokes with a very specific focus. The company uses state-of-the-art engineering, manufacturing and building techniques to rebuild or build new homes after there is a catastrophic event in several areas within the Southeast. As the name states, the company has a core focus in Alabama.
GSH of Alabama comes in to build homes and provide housing after catastrophic events. It is a time when people are in desperate need of help simply to receive basic housing. Similarly, Habitat for Humanity builds new homes for those that are in need of basic housing and cannot afford it. Both companies change the lives of those who are in great need of basic housing. Barbara Stokes and her team at GSH of Alabama have always aligned closely with Habitat for Humanity, realizing that many people take basic housing for granted and seeing how devastating it can be when people don’t have a roof to put over their head. This was what prompted Barbara Stokes Huntsville AL and her team to work to provide the $100,000 donation of supplies.
The homes that Habitat for Humanity received the supplies for will be specifically utilized to build homes in Madison County, Alabama. The area has many people who are in socioeconomic trouble and live in very poor housing conditions. In fact, many households have a combined income of less than $48,000. Of that annual income, the majority of those people are funneling more than 50% of that income into housing costs. This leaves little room for things like groceries, education for children and other basic needs.
The donations from Barbara Stokes and GSH of Alabama will make a huge difference for the houses that Habitat for Humanity is building for those in need in Madison County, Among other things, the donation consisted of more than a thousand sheets of top-quality drywall and more than 80,000 square feet of state-of-the-art linoleum for flooring purposes. Barbara Stokes said she and her company are absolutely thrilled that the donation of these materials will go to such good use. She has aligned with Habitat for Humanity’s mission since she first founded her company in 2008.
Both GSH and Alabama and Habitat for Humanity are proud to work to provide people with basic housing needs when they are at a very low point in their lives. To date, Habitat for Humanity has built 204 homes for those in need in Madison County, Alabama. The non-profit organization has plants to utilize the supplies donated by GSH of Alabama to help build eight new homes for families in Madison County.
Having access to quality housing is something that many people take for granted and can’t fathom going without. However, both GSH of Alabama and Habitat for Humanity work with people on a daily basis who have found themselves without a roof over their head. Many of these people have children that require the housing to get their education in order to work to gain their own housing in the future. Barbara Stokes of Huntsville, AL says she is proud of her company’s growth that has given them the ability to make such a significant contribution in order to help those in need in Madison County.
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