EIGHTY FOUR, Pa., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- 84 Lumber Company will donate building materials to assist members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and a group of volunteers construct a housing duplex for needy families as part of a unique Habitat for Humanity project in Harrisburg. The "House the House Built" project was announced with the passage of a resolution on Monday, March 12, in Harrisburg proclaiming March as Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity in Pennsylvania month. Members of Pennsylvania's House of Representatives are scheduled to swing hammers and raise walls at the jobsite (13th Street in Harrisburg) on April 2. 84 Lumber Company will work closely with the Harrisburg chapter of Habitat to ensure products are delivered to the site. 84 also will supply workers from its stores in central Pennsylvania to assist with the project, which is scheduled to be completed in October. "84 Lumber is thrilled to partner with the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on this exciting project, as we did with First Lady Michele Ridge during a Habitat build in September," said 84 Lumber President Maggie Hardy Magerko. "84 Lumber Company believes in the spirit of volunteerism, and the philosophies of Habitat, and that's why we have sponsored many Habitat builds in the past. We are quite honored to help our legislators not only build this duplex, but also help draw attention to this great organization across the state. Pennsylvania is our home state, and we are absolutely delighted to support Habitat with materials and volunteers." 84 Lumber has helped build Habitat homes on many occasions in locations such as Pittsburgh, Maryland, Tennessee, Indiana, North Carolina and most recently, Buffalo, N.Y. (in conjunction with the Buffalo Bills football team). 84 Lumber owner and founder Joe Hardy started the company's association with Habitat with former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, who remains actively involved with the organization.
SOURCE 84 Lumber Company