Andrew Hooker, president and general manager of Pennram Diversified Manufacturing Corporation, recently presented a $7,500 donation to Ana White, home development coordinator for Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity in support of the affiliates home-building mission.
Hooker, a newly appointed Board member, explained that Pennram has a presence in 50 nations and is a manufacturer and exporter of environmentally friendly waste to energy machinery, waste processing machinery and air pollution control machinery.
Hooker hopes to raise awareness of what Habitat does and who Habitat serves in an effort to encourage other business owners to give to Habitat's mission.
"This generous donation from Pennram will allow us to move forward with our upcoming projects," said White. "We are grateful for Mr. Hooker's kind support."
Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity partners with families in need of decent, affordable homes.
To be chosen, families go through a selection process that includes income verification to determine if they are credit-worthy and financially responsible, White noted. Habitat homes are then rehabilitated or built primarily with volunteers using money contributed by supporters.
Homeowners provide 250 hours of sweat equity, with 100 hours working on their own home, and carry a 30-year mortgage on the property.
Their monthly mortgage payments help fund the construction of future homes.
For more information on volunteering or donating, visit www.lycoming habitat.org, contact Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity at 540 Lycoming St., or call 322-2515.
Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity also can be found on Facebook.