Tyniece was handed the keys to her brand new home by OCP Human Resources Manager Siccorah Martin. It was a celebration of the collaboration between Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity and OCP Contractors, along with three skilled trade contractor partners, Dunbar Mechanical, Laibe Electric, and VM Systems.
As a single mother of two young boys, Tyniece will enjoy the home for years to come. Both COVID-19 and the effects of global warming are impacting the low-income and housing insecure the most. Habitat is dedicated to researching the barriers to affordable housing and their impact on individuals and families. Through the development of economic shelter, children are able to thrive in wellness and education to become happy, healthy adults.
Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity has provided over 200 homes and 300 plus repairs for those in need since its founding in 1988. Their mission is one that OCP is proud to support, that everyone should have the opportunity to own and live in safe and affordable housing.
OCP continues to build its relationship with Habitat for Humanity.
Siccorah Martin, OCP Human Resources Manager, has recently become a board member. She has assumed responsibility for growing the organization as well as fostering their relationships with community partners.
“It has been so rewarding to see the impact of these homes not only on the families that reside in them but the entire community. COVID-19 and the need to stay at home have emphasized the importance of having a safe, decent, and affordable home. OCP is committed to building an additional home this year,” explained Siccorah Martin.
Habitat for Humanity operates ReStore, construction for homeownership, home repairs such as roof replacements, and owner-occupied rehab.