September 10, 2008 – On Wednesday, September 10, KS Associates employees were given an opportunity to participate in the Lorain County Habitat for Humanity program, helping to construct a new home for a family in need. An 11-person KS crew spent the day installing vinyl siding and insulation for the house, located on Pleasant Street in Oberlin, Ohio. KS Associates also donated surveying services for the project.
The keys to the new home will be turned over to a couple with two little girls, both under the age of two years. Construction is on schedule and the home is expected to be ready for occupancy in time for the upcoming holiday season.
According to Erv Mrosek, Habitat for Humanity project manager, “The new homeowners are very appreciative of the time that KS Associates donated. The home is located within walking distance to schools and a park, and will help improve the quality of life for the family.”
The day of volunteering is part of KS Associates’ Community Link Program designed to support local charitable organizations and encourage employees to become involved in philanthropic activities. This is just one of several events in which KS employees have participated to help the community in which they live and work.
About Lorain County Habitat For Humanity:
Lorain County HfH’s mission is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness throughout Lorain County. The organization is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, HfH builds simple, decent houses. From 1989 to 2007 HtH has built 35 houses throughout Lorain County. For the past three years the organization has strived to build at least three homes per year. For more information visit: www.loraincountyhabitat.org
About KS Associates:
KS Associates is a civil engineering and land surveying firm founded in 1987. The firm provides land survey and mapping services; design, bidding and construction administration of public infrastructure and transportation projects; and development services for residential, commercial and institutional projects.