Springs volunteer first responders getting a new home from Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk
A pair of East End volunteer first responders are getting a new home that will allow them to continue to serve their community, thanks in part to Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk.
Lifelong Springs resident and firefighter Anthony LaFountain and his partner Cheyenne Banville, an EMT, have been awarded a new home. It is the group's first affordable home in the Hamptons.
The couple has volunteered their time building Habitat for Humanity houses in Suffolk, and they say they love giving opportunities for people to stay in their communities. The two of them have been building homes every weekend since February.
They qualified for the home after going through the application process and putting in hours of work. And it comes in perfect timing as they were not going to be able to afford a home in their local service area.
They have shown their love and appreciation toward Habitat for Humanity and the Springs Fire Department for years, and with the help of 30 executives whose companies help funding the building of Habitat homes, the walls of their new home are being put up.
"We were able to choose two first responders so that they could stay in East Hampton and volunteer their services to the community," says Lee Silberman, chief executive officer for Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk.
A traditional two-story home with four bedrooms and two bathrooms is planned. The couple will be able to move in as soon as the first week of November.
Ben Krupinski Builder is Habitat’s CEO Blitz partner in East Hampton , overseeing construction and bringing together scores of tradesman who are donating around 1,000 hours of time plus materials to build this home in record time.