Portland, March 7th, 2014. Many employees from local companies roll up their sleeves to help build homes for deserving families. Recently over 20 Huron Consulting Group volunteers joined the construction crew to build a local Habitat for Humanity home for the Dulal family. Family members worked alongside the volunteers. Volunteer Amy Hawkins said, “Getting to work alongside the homeowner is awesome! And raising the wall was a great way to start the day.”

Huron provides time off to participate in philanthropic activities. “We are pleased to work with Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East,” said James H. Roth, chief executive officer and president, Huron Consulting Group. “We have a large employee base in Portland, and it is one of many cities that our employees call home. Civic involvement is extremely important to Huron, and we are pleased to lend our time to such an outstanding organization.”

Huron provides time off to participate in philanthropic activities. “We are pleased to work with Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East,” said James H. Roth, chief executive officer and president, Huron Consulting Group.

“Huron has been a great corporate sponsor over the years and we are pleased to work with them in Portland,” said Sasha Davis, director of communications, Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East. Huron employees have been participating in Habitat for Humanity community service projects across the country since 2009.

Tilting it up.

Tilting up one wall of the new home.

raising the wall

raising the wall

Huron Consulting Group employees savor the satisfaction of construction.

Huron Consulting Group employees savor the satisfaction of construction.

 

For updates on the build, connect with Habitat for Humanity on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/habitatpdxmetro andwww.facebook.com/huronconsulting.

About Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East

Habitat for Humanity Portland/ Metro East revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes and empowers families through successful homeownership. Habitat is one of the only organizations in the Portland Metro area that offers homeownership opportunities to hardworking families making as little as $20,800 (for a family of four). We do this by mobilizing the community and a hand-up model in which the homeowner helps to build and then buys their home with a 0%-interest Habitat mortgage. Additionally, Habitat offers home repair services to low-income homeowners, using the same 0%-interest loan and sweat equity model. Instead of being in a vulnerable and fragile economic position, Habitat families find themselves in a position of strength. Habitatportlandmetro.org.

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