Progressive Business Media, High Point Market Authority partner with Habitat for Humanity
April 4, 2017,
At Commerce and Main Streets in High Point, the volunteer group started their work on the house on March 27. The building phase will continue through April 8. The house will then be moved on April 19 and dedicated to a family in need on April 22.
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A group of PBM employees, including Casual Living's Senior Publisher John Emerick, joined the effort on March 28 and will help out again on April 4.
"The Habitat for Humanity project is an opportunity for the home furnishings industry to give back the High Point community," said Emerick. "It also offers current home building information and increased exposure for our industry. It’s a great cause to for the home furnishings industry to support."
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"I found it incredibly rewarding to have the family receiving the home out there working with us," said Michael Ball, inside sales representative and project manager, PBM. "We get to play an integral role in changing their lives, and we’re lucky to have this opportunity."
Employees have also lent a hand via donations, sending out press releases and acquiring sponsors for window treatments, bathroom accessories, outdoor furniture, bathroom accessories, gifts for the home, etc.
"The Habitat for Humanity project is a way to bring the furniture community together—just like we do around business issues—we are the communication vehicle for the industries we represent," said Matt Slaine, CEO of Progressive Business Media.
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