Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Hueneme Helps Habitat for Humanity

By Karen Robes Meeks

Port of Hueneme employees and Habitat for Humanity recently joined forces to construct six new homes in the La Colonia community of Oxnard, California.

“It is the port’s honor to be able to partner with such a compassionate organization to effect positive change in our community,” said Oxnard Harbor District Board President Mary Anne Rooney. “It is our top priority to serve the local constituents of our District, and I am grateful we were able to do so in this unique way.”

The Ventura County Habitat for Humanity chapter has completed 70 homes so far.

“It’s a great day when we can connect with our community,” CEO and Port Director Kristin Decas said. “Building these houses will impact the lives of these families for generations to come, and I commend the Port team for their part in this positive story.”

Those receiving new houses help by putting in the sweat equity on their own and other Habitat homes, as well as working in Habitat for Humanity ReStores.