Habitat for Humanity seeks donations as material costs surge at least 300%
Habitat for Humanity is asking for help in dealing with the spiking cost of construction materials.
The nonprofit is dealing with tripled, quadrupled, even quintupled prices when it comes to the cost of buying materials to build homes -- making the contributions of volunteers crucial.
This is an added obstacle as COVID-19 initially slowed down production.
Habitat for Humanity is doing what it can to compensate so that projects stay on track.
"We know we are delivering a really fine product to the families that are living there, and the fact that we have to pay more -- we are not skipping on any of the things we normally do," said Dennis Mittleman, of Westport.
"The pandemic has been a real challenge. Our construction costs have increased significantly. Some things like plywood have gone up 300% to 500%," said Kevin Moore, of Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County.
The organization has a special fundraising campaign and will hold a golf outing next month.