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Habitat for Humanity holds dedication ceremony for new homes

Habitat for Humanity/Amica sign at home dedication

11/02/2015

FITCHBURG, Mass. - Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts held a dedication ceremony for two new homes on Oakland Street in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, on Oct. 22. Representatives from Amica Insurance and the City of Fitchburg, in addition to other local officials and sponsors, attended the event to show their support.

“For many years, Amica has supported Habitat for Humanity’s homebuilding initiatives, including the Habitat ReStore in Leominster, Massachusetts,” said Patti Genovese, sponsorship coordinator at Amica. “We’re thrilled to be part of this latest Habitat project – the dedication of these beautiful homes on Oakland Street. Amica’s mission is to create peace of mind and build enduring relationships, and I sincerely hope we’ve done that for these new homeowners.”

“These are truly the best projects,” said Lisa Wong, mayor of Fitchburg. “To see the whole community come together and build something with their own two hands is amazing.”

Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts has completed four new homes on Oakland Street in the last two years. The newly dedicated homes were built in partnership with Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, which provides a working classroom for the students and speedy construction for the families. The homebuilding program is designed to give hardworking families a leg up, and the homes on Oakland Street will house two families with a total of seven children.

“Amica Insurance has been and continues to be a key partner in our building in the region,” said Carolyn Read, executive director of Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts. “We value their partnership and dedication to the mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.”

About Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts

Established in 1988 in Fitchburg, Mass., Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts is a nonprofit, Christian ecumenical housing ministry that works to eliminate poverty housing by building simple, decent houses in partnership with families in need. It is the local independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, serving 25 towns and cities in north central Massachusetts, including Acton, Ashburnham, Ashby, Ayer, Berlin, Bolton, Boxborough, Clinton, Fitchburg, Gardner, Groton, Harvard, Hudson, Lancaster, Littleton, Lunenburg, Leominster, Maynard, Pepperell, Princeton, Shirley, Sterling, Stow, Townsend and Westminster.

About Amica Insurance

Amica Mutual Insurance Co., the nation’s oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907. The company, based in Lincoln, Rhode Island, is a national writer of auto, home, marine and umbrella insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,400 people in 44 offices across the country. For more information, visit Amica.com.

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