Habitat Northeast Michigan receives grant for Aging in Place program

ALPENA — Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan has received a $5,517 grant from the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund to support its Home Plus Aging in Place Program.

Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Ted Fines said the funds would be used to advance both housing and healthy equity for our older seniors in Northeast Michigan.

“By this financial support, our Habitat affiliate will help more older adults in our community age in place,” Fines said.

In both rural and urban settings, the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund supports hundreds of important organizations and programs in the communities where they operate with funding, time, expertise and resources. Weyerhaeuser made its first charitable donation in 1903 and has provided more than $255 million in grants through its formal giving program, which was established in 1948.

Through its Aging in Place program, Habitat helps older adults age at home and in communities of their choice. Since 1989, the local Habitat affiliate has collaborated with human services organizations to evaluate individual needs and provide critical home repairs, modifications, and community services specific to each homeowner’s lifestyle to preserve their home and their independence.

Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world’s largest private owners of timberlands, began operations in 1900. The company owns or controls approximately 11 million acres of timberlands in the U.S. and manages additional timberlands under long-term licenses in Canada. They manage these timberlands on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards. They are also one of the largest manufacturers of wood products in America. The company is a real estate investment trust. In 2021, they generated $10.2 billion in net sales and employed approximately 9,400 people who serve customers worldwide. Weyerhaeuser’s common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WY. Learn more at www.weyerhaeuser.com.


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