GHS Sponsors the 2009 Granville County Habitat for Humanity Home


GHS Sponsors the 2009 Granville County Habitat for Humanity Home


OXFORD, NC (July 30, 2009) – Granville Health System (GHS) announced the organization has signed on as a corporate sponsor of the 2009 Granville County Habitat for Humanity home, being built near downtown Oxford later this year.

Granville County HFH is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.

Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor - "sweat equity" - into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.

“We are pleased to announce our 2009 sponsorship of Granville County Habitat for Humanity’s Oxford home,” said L. Lee Isley, Chief Executive Officer for Granville Health System. “Our health system is committed to help improve the quality of lives throughout our region. Working with organizations like Habitat for Humanity allows Granville Health System the opportunity to reach out and help our community in a meaningful way.”


In addition to donating financial support for the 2009 house, Granville Health System will also sponsor “Team GHS,” a group of health system employees that will be onsite at the Oxford location for 2 full weekend construction days. Members of the team will provide support with framing, roofing, painting and other projects as assigned by the site manager.

"We are very excited that Granville Health System is working with our organization," said Mark Prokop, Executive Director for Granville Habitat for Humanity. "Habitat for Humanity partners with companies that are deeply involved in their communities. Granville Health System has a solid reputation for reaching out to local residents through education programs and wellness initiatives. The 2009 House Sponsorship is another way that GHS is willing to step up, and support the communities it serves.”

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