84 Lumber to Supply Materials for Unique Habitat Building Project

Mar 13, 2001, 00:00 ET from 84 Lumber Company

    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