BALTIMORE, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing a partnership of building a community one home at a time, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Sandtown (Md.) Habitat for Humanity dedicated two new homes to the families of Daniel Smith and Brenda Eubanks.
During an April 20 dedication ceremony and open house for the homes, Constance Soloway, vice president of human resources for Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector, along with project leads Rob Siegel and Andrew Clark, presented Smith and Eubanks with the keys to their new homes.
"This is a wonderful day – for the Smith and Eubanks families, the community, Northrop Grumman and Sandtown Habitat for Humanity," said Soloway. "Through the efforts of many dedicated volunteers who have worked with these families to build these homes, you have helped transform our community. What a precious gift that is to all of us."More than 400 Northrop Grumman employees, their families and friends volunteered more than 3,500 hours during the past year working with Sandtown Habitat for Humanity. The homes mark the third and fourth houses sponsored by Northrop Grumman in the Sandtown- Winchester community. During the past six years, Northrop Grumman volunteers have dedicated many thousands of hours and the company has provided more than $190,000 in financial support for the Sandtown Habitat for Humanity effort. "As a neighborhood-based organization, our mission is to improve the overall health of our community by increasing homeownership and eliminating all of the vacant and abandoned houses in Sandtown," said Michael Barb, co-executive director, Sandtown Habitat for Humanity. "At the same time, we collaborate with community partners to build bridges from our community to the surrounding region. Northrop Grumman has been a shining example of how corporations can partner with local organizations to have a transformative impact in our community. As a result of their commitment, two more families will now experience the joy of homeownership. We couldn't be more thrilled to have Northrop Grumman as a partner." Under the guidance of Sandtown Habitat for Humanity representatives, volunteers from Northrop Grumman and the families and friends of the future homeowners had worked on a variety of construction activities, including wood framing, roofing, drywall, flooring and painting, to complete the homes.