AT&T contributes toward Habitat’s Women Build project in Covington


Original Article on TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com

Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West has received a donation of $5,000 from AT&T in support of Habitat’s annual Women Build project.

The 2015 Women Build project is constructing two new homes on C Street in Covington.

The funds will go directly to the local organization’s operational services that assist qualified families with the opportunity to buy a simple, decent, affordable home with a zero-interest mortgage.

“Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany builds homes, communities and hope,” St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister said. “It’s not only an important organization that helps to revitalize our region, but it is also a critical part of how we help lift our citizens out of the poverty cycle.”

“We depend upon our leaders like Parish President Pat Brister and business community advocates to support affordable homeownership public policies, as we see that nothing is more important than that qualified families in need know that there are options toward homeownership,” said Jeff St. Romain, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West. “Last year, over 350 volunteers contributed 3,000 volunteer hours during Women Build to help build three homes in the Mandeville area. In addition, $85,000 was raised through the support of sponsorships, donations and gift in-kind donations.”