Useful Structures build a Habitat for Humanity
Friday 1 February 2008 11:58 AM
October 23, 2007, Rugby.
On the 6th October 2007, Tim Chambers, project manager at Useful Structures Ltd flew out to a village outside Bangalore in India to help local people to build houses with money he raised for Habitat for Humanity and also donations direct from the company.
Useful Structures are a long standing supporter of Habitat for Humanity, an international housing charity dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing and homelessness around the world. Founded in 1976, and now working in 92 countries around the world, Habitat for Humanity have built over 250,000 houses in partnership with people in need of simple, decent housing “When you buy a building from us a share of the profit is donated to Habitat for Humanity” says Tim.
Tim raised £1600 through donations from the company, supplier sponsorship and local fundraising. “The cost of building an entire house is just £1,243 and the impact it has on these people’s lives is phenomenal.”
During Tim’s time in India he worked on 3 houses along with other supporters of the charity from the construction industry including representatives from Make Architects and Nigel Hawkey, Planning Director from Quintain Estates.
“The experience was tremendously fulfilling and I will definitely be going back there again” commented Tim
Useful Structures are based in Warwickshire and supply rellocatable marketing suites, education and office facilities, sports halls and warehousing. For more information about Habitat for Humanity or Useful Structures call Tim Chambers on 01788 560002.