Plum Creek recently donated nearly 1,000 manufactured lumber studs to Habitat for Humanity of Flathead Valley.
The donation will kick off construction for the two new single family, three bedroom homes in Spring Creek Estates in Kalispell. The families for these homes have already been chosen, each four-member families that are anxiously awaiting the official groundbreaking so they can start their sweat equity in their year-long journey to becoming homeowners.
“Plum Creek has been such an incredible supporter not just to Habitat for Humanity and affordable housing, but to several community organizations and we are very fortunate to have such a generous company right in our backyard,” Habitat for Humanity executive director Erin Falcon said. “Plum Creek is not just providing a lumber donation, they are making two families’ homeownership dreams possible by allowing Habitat to discount the cost of construction and lower mortgage payments for these families. Without companies like Plum Creek, Habitat’s affordable housing mission would be extremely difficult.”
Plum Creek has donated to several Habitat for Humanity homes over the years, as well as made an annual monetary donation, making Plum Creek’s lifetime donation to Habitat at a value just over $50,000.
The homes receiving the lumber donation at 255 and 265 Short Pine Drive are scheduled to be completed in summer 2016. By using volunteer labor, homeowner “sweat equity,” and donations from local and national building material suppliers, Habitat for Humanity is able to keep the cost of construction low. Three thousand hours of volunteer “labor” are required to complete a Habitat home.