Pryda Australia has extended its support to the Victorian chapter of not-for-profit home builder, Habitat for Humanity Australia by supplying timber trusses and connections for new builds. Pryda is helping to build new dream homes for three families with 11 children between them, and another on the way.
Habitat for Humanity is renowned globally for its work in rallying communities and businesses to help build homes for those facing housing stress or financial difficulty.
Pryda’s General Manager, Mr Paul Gaiardo said his company put its hand up to donate after being approached by Ace Wall and Trusses’ Nathan Rees.
According to Mr Gaiardo, Pryda resonates with the philosophy of Habitat for Humanity, which is that a house is more than bricks and mortar; it’s the foundation for a stable, secure home and provides hope for the future.
The homes supported by Pryda are located in the Victorian town of Drouin, with one close to lock-up and two more under construction.
Mr Philip Curtis, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Victoria explains that the organisation relies on the support of businesses such as Pryda to help build safe, decent and affordable homes for families living in housing stress as cost effectively as possible. Every donation of new building materials helps to drive down cost of construction, enabling them to build more houses for families in great need.
While their corporate partners are a vital part of their home building program, Habitat for Humanity also values the support provided by businesses that allow and encourage their staff to come on site as volunteers to help build the houses.
Having completed 120 homes since it was established in Australia in 1987, Habitat for Humanity is currently coordinating building projects across Australia and has an ongoing commitment to help build new homes for deserving families, including Black Saturday Bushfire survivors.
Mr Gaiardo has also pledged Pryda’s support to future projects to help Habitat for Humanity continue to offer affordable new homes to families most in need.