Greenville family gets new home

July 6, 2016 by  

Associates from the BMW plant in Greer, working with Habitat for Humanity organizations in Spartanburg and Greenville County, have recently constructed and funded a home for Catherine Lee, a mother of two who is single.

The BMW Group invested $70,000 and three months of volunteer work towards the home. Lee also spent 200 hours herself working on the home and attended 25 hours of classes on preparation for home ownership through Habitat’s program.

The keys to the home, basic supplies and tools, and a quilt from each member of her family from Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild were given to her.

President and CEO of BMW Manufacturing Co., Manfred Erlacher, said that it was an honor to be part of this project and he hopes that the Lee family will enjoy the home for many years in the future.

The president and CEO of Habitat Greenville, Monroe Free, added that working with BMW and Habitat Spartanburg on this project has been very exciting and it is also rewarding to be able to provide affordable home ownership to the Lee family so they can build stability, strength, and self-reliance.

The building of this home is also a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the BMW Manufacturing Co., so the company could benefit from flyers and banners promoting the company and its charitable contributions to the community.