As a way to turn Red Sox Fever into affordable housing for needy families in the Merrimack Valley, a pledge was made by Jackson Lumber & Millwork in early 2013 to donate $25 to the local Habitat for Humanity for every home run hit by the home team in the 2013 season and postseason. A Jackson Lumber & Millwork supplier, TimberTech, quickly stepped up to the plate to match the pledge. The exciting season which included 188 home runs and finished with the World Championship, turned the matching pledges into a $9,400 donation to Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity.

A non-profit homebuilder founded in 1985 by volunteers, Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity works to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness by providing homeownership opportunities to those in need. Habitat families help to earn their homes through their “sweat equity,” working many hours helping to build Habitat homes.

The current project undertaken by Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity is located at 100 Parker Street in Lawrence, Massachusetts. This is the site of the former St. Patrick’s convent, and Habitat for Humanity is currently transforming it into 10 units of affordable housing, while preserving the historical structure of the building which has been vacant for several years.

Owned and operated by the Torrisi family, Jackson Lumber & Millwork has been a cornerstone of the Lawrence business community for 67 years and has always been proud to support the good work done by Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity. With additional locations in Amesbury, MA, Raymond, NH, and a kitchen design showroom in North Andover, MA, Jackson Lumber & Millwork serves contractors and homeowners throughout eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.

Based in Wilmington, Ohio, TimberTech is a leading manufacturer of low maintenance composite decking and railing products.

For more information about volunteering or donating to Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity, call 978-681-8858 or go to www.merrimackvalleyhabitat.org.

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