The Dragons and Vectren will honor Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton during the unique “Community All-Stars” program on Tuesday, June 13, during game one of a doubleheader when the Dayton Dragons take on the Great Lakes Loons at Fifth Third Field.
The Dayton community is a great place to live, work and play. But what makes Dayton truly great are the people that call Dayton home. We have great people and great organizations in our community that do incredible things each and every day. Throughout the season, the Dragons and Vectren will honor five “All-Stars” with a special inning break tribute in recognition of their service.
Habitat for Humanity’s Story
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton helps people in need by building, renovating, and remodeling houses so that there are decent and affordable homes in safe communities where families can live and grow.
Habitat provides a “hand up, not a handout,” which promotes a partnership between Habitat, volunteers, and homeowners. The selection process for potential homeowners is extremely thorough and requires certain criteria including: a set level of income, debt-to-income ratio, current employment, and a standard of sweat equity hours which can be earned by building their own home, as well as homes of other families.
Habitat also prepares homeowners to succeed by providing them with classes focusing on money skills, home maintenance, consumer credit counseling, and legal issues, among other topics. The goal of these classes is to provide the skills and knowledge for each family to be self-supporting, active participants in their community.
Habitat teaches these families what it means to be part of a community and how being a homeowner can setup their children and future generations for success.
In 2017, Habitat for Humanity has plans scheduled to serve 25 families including 5 new home builds, 5 rebuilds, and 15 repairs.
One of these scheduled home builds will take place on the Fifth Third Field plaza from August 5-August 8 in partnership with Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors and the Dayton Dragons! Over 125 volunteers participated in last year’s plaza build. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit www.daytonhabitat.org/volunteer.
The Dragons Community All-Stars Program is made possible by the generous support of Vectren. For more information or to nominate an All-Star in your life, visit www.daytondragons.com/communityallstar.
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