The Overflowing Generosity of Madison County
This last June, Green Structure Homes (GSH) of Alabama made a sizeable donation of building materials to the Habitat for Humanity of Madison County. While GSH of Alabama operates in the disaster relief sector and Habitat for Humanity helps families facing housing instability all year long, both entities are meeting the housing needs of Madison County one family at a time. Last month, GSH of Alabama donated over 1600 sheets of Drywall, a truckload of Hardie Fascia, and over 58,000 square feet of Linoleum flooring valued at $75,000 dollars. Using their in-house logistic network, GSH made delivery of the building supplies via five semi-truck loads.
GSH’s generosity did not stop in June. This month, GSH of Alabama continued the spirit of giving by donating another $50K worth of Drywall and Fascia to Habitat for Humanity of Madison County. Again, GSH of Alabama put their in-house logistics network to use by transporting four semi-truck loads of FEMA spec quality grade building supplies from its Russellville, AL manufacturing facility to the Habitat for Humanity of Madison County in Huntsville. “GSH is thrilled these materials are going to good use,” said Barbara J. Stokes, Chief Executive Officer. “Habitat for Humanity does excellent work here in the Huntsville area, and we are proud to help support their mission.”
Barbara Stokes and Scott Stokes, CEO and COO respectfully, respectively lead up Green Structure Homes of Alabama, which is a Disaster Relief Construction Contractor. GSH of Alabama operates out of Huntsville, AL. and serves the nation’s emergency needs by providing a comprehensive range of solutions to government and private sector clients, applying proprietary cutting-edge design, engineering, and manufacturing methods. GSH is registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide assistance during natural disasters and other national emergency situations. For example, when Hurricane Harvey made landfall in 2017, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA turned to GSH of Alabama was part of the private contractor relief force mobilized along with other FEMA Registered Disaster Relief Construction Contractor to help meet the needs of the struggling region.
Green Structure Homes GSH of Alabama was founded in 2008 with the purpose of bringing intelligent design and local fervor to the disaster relief industry. The leadership at GSH of Alabama has a combined thirty years of experience in the sector but what set’s the Huntsville company apart from their contemporaries is the passion they bring to the communities they serve. This recent donation by GSL of Alabama is just another manifestation of Barbara and Scott Stokes’ commitment to bettering the lives of those in need. Barbara Stokes recently commented, “I always try and take time for family and to give back to the community whenever possible. It isn’t always easy to try and make time, but it helps to put things into perspective and reminds me of why all of the hard work is worth it.”
Habitat for Humanity of Madison County has been helping low-income families with shelter since 1987. While they are a non-profit entity, Habitat for Humanity works with their clients to help themselves by offering no interest loans on the houses that they build. Client’s are encouraged to put in “sweat equity” by helping build their future homes in any way they can. When families work with Habitat for Humanity they invest in their well-being which lets them develop more vital aspects of their lives. Habitat for Humanity of Madison County seeks to build eight new homes in 2018 and GSH of Alabama’s contribution did not go unnoticed. Habitat for Humanity of Madison County’s Construction Manager, Don Adams, added, “A large portion of the drywall donated by GSH of Alabama will be used to complete nine homes, and the remainder will be stored for future projects or sold in our ReStore to support Habitat for Humanity programs in Madison County.”
Habitat for Humanity is relieving the pressures and hopelessness that come from recurrent moves, overcrowding, evictions and foreclosures. This is no small feat as affordable housing in Huntsville can be hard to come by. When folks spend all their money, time and energy on their living situations, it leaves little for education, family and purpose. But with the help of generous donations like the one from GSH of Alabama, Habitat for Humanity of Madison County is helping put an end to the affordable housing crisis. If you would like to contribute your time, skills, or money to Habitat’s noble cause then please check out their website for more information.
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