Wayland welcomes Habitat for Humanity with Oct. 20 benefit event
Wayland – Habitat for Humanity (MetroWest/Greater Worcester) is combining delicious foods and beverages from local food purveyors and businesses for an evening of fun Saturday, Oct. 20 to raise money for its local build project in Wayland.
Wayland Welcomes Habitat for Humanity, the kickoff fund raising event for Habitat for Humanity's Wayland build, will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Russell's Garden Center, 397 Boston Post Rd. (Roue 20), Wayland. Tickets, purchased in advance, are $40; or $45 at the door.
Only 300 tickets will be sold for the Wayland Welcomes Habitat for Humanity event. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Habitat for Humanity – MetroWest/Greater Worcester at 508-799-9259 or Mary Antes at 508-358-2571. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.habitatmwgw.org.
Wayland Welcomes Habitat for Humanity benefit will feature food from area food purveyors, including Stop & Shop. Wine will be provided by local vintners. Beer is provided by Sam Adams.
The evening event will also include live music from the Dirty Water Brass Band. A variety of raffle items will be available including a theatre package, dinner for two at the Wayside Inn, Sudbury; salon services from Newbury Street, Boston; car services and more. Raffle tickets for a lottery ticket house (worth $250 of scratch tickets) will also be available for purchase (the winner will be chosen on a later date).
“This event will build the foundation for our first project in Wayland – four homes built in the form of two duplexes off of Stonebridge Road,” said Tim Firment, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity – MetroWest/ Greater Worcester.? “Support from the local community is crucial in the success of this project – whether it is attending fund raising events, providing donations of goods and services or volunteering on the build site. We are pleased with the initial response from area businesses and individuals and hope to build on that support as the project moves along. It's imperative for the project's success.”
The Habitat for Humanity Wayland project is the product of a partnership between the Town of Wayland and Habitat for Humanity – MetroWest/Greater Worcester (HFH-MWGW). The Town of Wayland has donated the parcel of land, 3.2 acres, to HFH-MWGW, awarding them the right to develop this land with two duplexes as four affordable Habitat homes in a new neighborhood off of Stonebridge Road, Wayland, as a friendly Chapter 40 B project. The Town of Wayland has also committed $150,000 to the project as well as a match dollar-for dollar of $206,000.
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