Ex-Burmese refugees helping to build their own house in Lowell with Habitat for HumanityKevin Fusco
July 19, 2018: From raising their children in a refugee camp in Thailand to soon becoming homeowners in the Acre, it’s been a long road for Zaw Aung and Hel Pho. The couple fled Burma — now known as Myanmar — in the mid-1990s amid the long-running civil war resulting from a series of ethnic conflicts. They found themselves in Lowell six years ago thanks to a refugee resettlement program through the United Nations. Now, they’re working with Habitat...
The Youngest PhilanthropistsKevin Fusco
June 13, 2018. Lowell Sun – “No matter how old you are, you can make a difference.” Those words, spoken by fifth-grader Sarah Cunniffe, form the central philosophy Cunniffe and seven of her classmates embody in their work to support their community. As the group Westford Girls for a Better Tomorrow, they have organized two different events to raise money for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell, hoping to give others a chance to live comfortably. Read more:
Lowell offers busy slate for Habitat for Humanity crewsKevin Fusco
January 26,2017 Lowell Sun – Habitat for Humanity is in talks with the city on plans for a new home and small park in the Acre, and separately plans a new home-building project in Lower Belvidere. Habitat for Humanity already has built eight homes in the Acre and has half the funding it needs for two more, said Brenda Gould, the agency’s executive director. It is also working to find land for a park for toddlers and seniors. Read More
US EPA Awards HFHGL 2017 Energy Star Certified Homes PartnerKevin Fusco
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency thanks Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell for its outstanding commitment to energy-efficient new homes and for contributing 4 Energy Star certified home in 2016. Energy Star Certified Home Partner 2017 certificate