Habitat Lehigh Valley’s Blitz Build and Media Day

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What: Habitat Lehigh Valley’s Media Day during Blitz Build

When: Wednesday, July 23 at 11:30 a.m.

Where: 1460 James Street, Bethlehem

Bethlehem, July 21, 2014 – Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley and HMK Insurance will blitz build one home in 9 days, from July 22 to 26 and July 29 to August 1. The home, located at 1460 James Street, is part of a 40-home development on South Mountain in Bethlehem.

Media Day, with special opportunities for photography, will be held on Wednesday, July 23, beginning at 11:30 a.m.  A blitz build is an accelerated build schedule where volunteers across the Lehigh Valley come together to build a house from foundation to roof in 10 days. This home’s blitz includes dedicated volunteers from HMK.  Founded in 1914, HMK is the region’s largest locally owned independent agency, offering business insurance, personal lines and employee benefits to 5,900 clients in the Lehigh Valley and beyond.


The home at 1460 James Street will be built for Ivette Rosado and her son Erwin Rodriguez.  HMK and Bethlehem Housing Authority are sponsors of the James Street home.

Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to provide affordable housing for hardworking low-income families. Homeowners must put in “sweat equity” of 250 hours before getting Habitat’s no-interest mortgage because Habitat strives to give potential homeowners a “hand up” instead of a “hand out.”

Habitat Lehigh Valley has built more than 100 homes in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton since 1989 for families in need of simple, decent, affordable housing. For more information, go to www.HabitatLV.org or call 610-776-7737.