“Service above Self” is the motto that Rotary Club members live by, and Cape & Islands Rotary Assistant District Governor, Brad Boyd and the Cape’s nine Rotary Clubs have committed to bringing that motto to life by raising $100,000 for Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod.
The “Decent Place to Live” campaign has kicked off with a generous lead gift of $15,000 from Cape Cod 5, made through their Foundation.
“We are beyond excited and filled with gratitude for Rotary Cape Cod’s generous commitment to help us address the affordable housing crisis on the Cape!” says Wendy Cullinan, Habitat Cape Cod’s Director of Development, “Several Cape Rotaries have supported our work over the years and it has been a pleasure getting to know the members.” After being on a construction site, meeting volunteers, and then hearing first-hand from new home-owners the difference owning their home has meant to them and their families, Rotarian Brad Boyd knew he had to do something, and something big!
“Our members serve their communities every day in many different ways and we couldn’t find a more deserving cape-wide cause than supporting Habitat’s mission of providing affordable, safe, secure homes.” says Brad Boyd, “Our members know how fortunate they are to have a home, and we, like Habitat, believe everyone deserves a decent place to live. We also believe everyone can do something to help make that possible for others. Raising money for Habitat Cape Cod is Rotary’s way of helping that happen. We want to thank Cape Cod 5 for joining the campaign with their generous lead gift.”
Anyone can participate. If you would like to donate to this campaign, please contact Brad Boyd at 508-776-8918. Sponsorships are available. With your help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better life for themselves and their families here on Cape Cod.
About Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod was founded in 1988 and has developed 135 affordable homes spanning all 15 towns on the Cape, including recently completed homes in Brewster and Truro. Currently homes are under construction in Barnstable and Dennis. After an impartial selection of qualified candidates, local families help build their own homes alongside volunteers and then purchase it at an affordable price, with a monthly mortgage. Homes are deed restricted to remain affordable in perpetuity, with the resale restricted to another income-qualified household. With the support of Habitat and community contributors, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.
About Rotary: “Service Above Self” Rotarians are dedicated local women and men of all ages who share a passion for both community service and fellowship. Bringing together a network of volunteer leaders they are dedicated to addressing the community’s most challenging issues and impacting lives at both the local and international levels. There are nine Rotaries on the Cape; Harwich-Dennis, Yarmouth, Osterville, Falmouth, Barnstable Sunrise, Chatham, Nauset, Bourne-Sandwich, and Hyannis. For more information on contacting or visiting your local Rotary club please call 508-776-8918.