Twelve Hill & Partners, Inc. staff, including the full-service exhibit house’s president, assisted South Shore Habitat for Humanity with a home-building project in Easton, Mass., on May 29.
This is the fourth time Hill & Partners have worked with Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with families in need. Also assisting Hill & Partners staff and President Michael McMahon was his wife Kimberley.
“It gives us great pleasure and satisfaction to demonstrate our continued support of this vital organization,” said McMahon. “We like to think that our experience and skills in creating Branded Environments translates into our ability to make a difference and accomplish a multitude of tasks during Habitat home builds, but ultimately, it is the end result of helping to create a home for a local family that means the most to us.”
The house was built for future homeowner Heidi Terpening and her three children. Terpening and two of her children suffer from Mitochondrial Disease, which is a group of disorders caused by dysfunctional mitochondria, the organelles that generate energy for the cell. The dwelling will include a ramp leading to the front door and specialized storage space to accommodate a motorized wheelchair.
“The participation in our corporate team-building program by Hill & Partners is a boost to our efforts to revitalize neighborhoods in Easton,” said Evy Nelson, vice president of development, South Shore Habitat. “Because of this work, families and entire communities can build stronger foundations on which to thrive.”
Hill & Partners staff have also volunteered for previous Habitat for Humanity projects, including a May 2010 home build in Needham for the Greater Boston Habitat for Humanity, a October 2010 Marshfield build for South Shore Habitat for Humanity and an August 2012 home build for South Shore Habitat for Humanity in Norwell.
Located across the street from the South Shore Habitat for Humanity office, Hill & Partners took to heart Habitat’s slogan “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” through various monetary donations and by volunteering design services for the South Shore Habitat for Humanity’s Gala Fundraiser —High Heels & Hard Hats – held in 2012.