More than 85 volunteers from Findorff and Exact Sciences will roll up their sleeves to frame an entire Habitat home on Wednesday, July 19. Starting at 10 a.m., the parking lot of Exact Sciences’ Madison headquarters at 1 Exact Lane will transform into a Habitat for Humanity of Dane County construction site.
Findorff and Exact Sciences volunteers will build all of the interior and exterior walls for the three-bedroom, one-bathroom home, which will eventually be located at 585 Kay Court in Oregon. The future homeowner, Adjele Neglokpe, will be onsite working alongside the volunteers building her home.
Adjele, who lives with her eight-year-old son Uriel, and mother Essivi, is most looking forward to providing her son with the stability that homeownership brings. “I am so happy that we will be stable and will not have to move again, and that we are safe,” Adjele said.
Being in such a warm community, like Oregon, is also a huge point of excitement for the family. “I can’t wait to see my son building friendships and playing with kids in the neighborhood. My mom and I are excited to have a garden and have our family over for get-togethers,” Adjele said.
Before the day is done, all of the walls will be stood up just as they will be once they’re moved to their permanent location on Kay Court.
“Both Habitat for Humanity and Exact Sciences are interested in the health of our communities and recognize our responsibilities to make positive impacts,” said Jeremy Hulsey, Director of Project Portfolio Management at Exact Sciences.
“Findorff has been partner of Habitat for Humanity for many years and are thankful for the opportunity to give back in our local community by going beyond. We are proud to be a part of building the Neglokpe’s new forever home,” Said Chad Eschler, Vice President of Business Development at Findorff.
“I want to show my son that hard work pays off when you want something that means a lot to you. This house will mean so much to us. I want to teach him more responsibility and have him understand that good things come when you are patient,” Adjele said.
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